Saskatchewan anti-nuclear waste group plan to walk to legislature in Regina
A group from northern Saskatchewan is planning a long walk from Pinehouse to the legislature in Regina this week.
The Committee for Future Generations is a Saskatchewan group that's against nuclear waste storage in the province's north.
The walk is in response to rumblings that the Nuclear Waste Management Organization was looking at the community of Pinehouse as a place to store nuclear waste.
Max Morin, the committee's president and who lives in Pinehouse said it was a ‘death sentence’ if the plan went through to store the nuclear waste in his community.
The committee plans to deliver a petition to Premier Brad Wall, who has stated that Saskatchewan is not considering storing nuclear waste at this time.
But it's those last three words that Morin takes issue with.
“We’d like the legislature to legislate a (province) wide ban on nuclear waste storage in Saskatchewan,” explained Morin.
Morin said they already have thousands of signatures and hope to get 100 more for ever kilometre they walk.
The walk is expected to begin on Wednesday.
Edited by News Talk Radio’s Sabeen Ahmad.