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Environmental and Radiological Remediation Under Canada’s Global Partnership Program 2004–11

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Michael J. Washer

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Paper No. ICEM2011-59185, pp. 635-644; 10 pages
  • ASME 2011 14th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management
  • ASME 2011 14th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management, Parts A and B
  • Reims, France, September 25–29, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division and Environmental Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5498-3
  • Copyright © 2011 by The Government of Canada


Following the “911” attack on the USA in 2001 the international community under Canada’s G8 leadership established a $20 billion Global Partnership initiative in 2002 to collaboratively address threats to global security posed by the proliferation and potential terrorist use of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (WMMD) and related materials and knowledge. This major international initiative addressed four priority areas: (1) Chemical Weapon Destruction; (2) Nuclear powered submarine eliminations; (3) Nuclear and radiological security; and (4) Employment for former weapon scientists. Additionally the initiative has addressed Biological Non-Proliferation. Canada’s execution of all these program areas has resulted in substantial environmental benefits aside from the eradication and securing of WMMD. This paper reviews the environmental and radiological remediation achievements of the four primary Global Partnership program areas addressed under Canadian funding 2004 through 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by The Government of Canada



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