The Pontiac Anti-Nuclear Action Committee
Publisher: Venetia Crawford, Campbell's Bay, Canada
Organization profile published 1976
Year Published: 1976
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX648
Connexions has published multiple abstracts on the Pontiac Anti-Nuclear Action Committee.
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This abstract was published in Connexions Digest in 1976:
The Pontiac Anti-Nuclear Committee (PANAC) was formed in November, 1976 in Shawfille, Quebec to encourage an awareness in the public of the dangers arising from the use of nuclear fission, of the need for greater control of radioactive materials, and of the alternatives to nuclear energy. Presentations are usually made at the regular monthly meetings by people actively involved in creating a conserving society, as well as those involved in the field of nuclear energy (both pro and con).
PANAC opposes the use of nuclear fission as a power source. It is in favor of conservation of energy, decentralization of control over power generation, research into and use of renewable power sources, and a moratorium on all nuclear expansion until a solution has been found for the disposal of nuclear wastes which will be safe now and in the future. PANAC believes that through popular movements such as theirs, and with the help of a responsible government, lifestyles can achieve harmony with the natural forces on this planet.
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This abstract was published in Connexions Digest in 1979:
This public interest group was formed in November 1976 (Cf. CISS 648). PANAC opposes the use of nuclear fission as a power source and is in favour of conservation of energy, decentralization of control over power generation, research into use of renewable power sources and a moratorium on all nuclear expansion. They have participated in public meetings organized by Quebec Hydro and have spoken with various government representatives. They also made a presentation at the Porter Commission hearing.
Presently PANAC is trying to prevent the establishment of uranium mine in Pontiac county. The location of the exploration euqipment was tracked down in the back bush after a tip. News about the company involved is now out and while many workers and local business people look forward with pleasure to the development of the mine, the general population is worried. A brief on the hazards of uranium mining has been prepared for the local M.P. and a short pamphlet showing the location of the proposed mine and telling of the dangers has been printed and distributed. Many community leaders have been approached about the question of the mine. The council of mayors has agreed to a hearing on the environmental dangers. The local newspaper is supportive and a dance benefit was held with great success.