Welcome to the internet home of Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County and Area (CCRCA), a non-governmental, volunteer organization that has been working for the clean-up and prevention of radioactive pollution from the nuclear industry in the Ottawa Valley for 40+ years. Read about our history here. Our current focus is nuclear waste, in particular the proposed Near Surface Disposal Facility for "low-" and "intermediate- level" radioactive waste at Chalk River. Please see the fact sheet we co-produced with the Old Fort William Cottagers' Association "Ten Things Canadians need to know about the Chalk River Near Surface Disposal Project" and access our latest media release  "Citizens ask Auditor-General to probe origins of plan to create a giant mound of radioactive waste beside Ottawa River". Also, see the excellent backgrounder by our colleagues at the Old Fort William Cottagers' Association "CNL Chalk River 14 March 2017" (see below). More fact sheets are available on the resources page. You can read "Ten MORE things Canadians should know about the Chalk River radioactive mega-dump" here.
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Islands and rapids in the Ottawa River, between Ontario and Quebec, downstream of the Chalk River nuclear research facilityphoto by Ray Nash
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Lynn Jones,
Mar 23, 2017, 6:07 PM