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Toxic Neighbour – film screening and panel

In Community news
Nov 25th, 2021

Eugene Bourgeois had no concerns about nuclear energy in 1974 when he located his farm next door to the world’s largest nuclear facility – Bruce Nuclear Station in Kincardine, Ontario.

There, he and his wife Ann ran a successful wool business and taught generations of people around the world the art of knitting. They had found their paradise.

Until, that is, his family and his sheep were repeatedly exposed to toxic gases released from the nuclear station, causing hundreds of their sheep to be blinded, born deformed, or killed. The industry denied wrongdoing, but Eugene dedicated the rest of his life to pushing his nuclear neighbour for greater transparency and accountability, and in the end, he won.

Watch the 50 min. documentary produced by Canadian filmmaker Colin Scheyen, to be followed by panelists that have dedicated their lives to holding the nuclear industry accountable for the wastes, costs and pollutants that they produce:

– Colin Scheyen, filmmaker of Toxic Neighbour
– Theresa McClenaghan, friend of the Bourgeois family and Exec. Dir. of Canadian Environmental Law Association
– Jack Gibbons, Chair of Ontario Clean Air Alliance

Date and time
Monday, 29 November 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST

Watch the film’s trailer here: https://vimeo.com/609829443

This is a fundraiser for Ontario Clean Air Alliance. Minimum donation $1.

Register for the screening and panel here:

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/472128687553323

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