Nuclear waste in Labrador

The Nunatsiavut Government is not aware of any proposed plans to dispose nuclear waste in Labrador and was surprised to learn of it through the media.

The Constitutionally-protected Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement clearly defines Inuit rights and titles within Nunatsiavut.

Under the agreement, the provincial and federal governments have a legal duty to consult with the Nunatsiavut Government.

At this point, the Nunatsiavut Government is still gathering information, and will be following up with both the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador before making any further statements.