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Monday
Apr082019

Justin Trudeau just can’t quit the SNC-Lavalin scandal

As reported by the Washington Post:

Instead of closing the door on the controversy that has dogged his government for months, the Canadian prime minister threw it back open as his top critic said he was threatened with a lawsuit. The critic’s response? Bring it on.

However, not reported is the fact that Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin has partnered with Holtec International to form a leading U.S. nuclear power plant decommissioning consortium. Already, Holtec and SNC-Lavalin have taken over the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant site in New Jersey, including the highly radioactive irradiated nuclear fuel stored on-site there. (Holtec is itself NJ based.)

Holtec hopes to open a CISF (consolidated interim storage facility) in New Mexico, to "temporarily" store Osyter Creek's -- and the rest of the country's -- commercial high-level radioactive wastes there.

Next on SNC-Lavalin and Holtec International's target list is Pilgrim near Boston, scheduled to permanently shut by June 2019. Palisades in MI, and Indian Point in NY, are also in the consortium's sights.

And some of the major federal contracts in Canada mentioned in the article? Those would also include nuclear facility decommissioning and radioactive waste management contracts, worth billions of dollars.