Radioactive waste engagement site comment and moderation guidelines

Welcome and thank you for participating in Canada’s Radioactive Waste Policy Engagement Forum. We very much look forward to hearing from you. The comments expressed within the forums will help to inform Canada’s Radioactive Waste Policy modernization.

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Comments must be relevant and helpful to the discussion. The forum is being monitored and moderated by the Government of Canada and all comments will be held for moderator approval before they appear on the website. Comments will be moderated twice during the day (to the best of our abilities): morning and afternoon.

Comments containing any of the following will not be posted:

  1. Abusive, hateful, homophobic, discriminatory, malicious, aggressive, threatening, violent, sexist, harassing, inflammatory, indecent, tortious, defamatory, knowingly false, misleading, deceptive, vulgar, obscene, offensive, scandalous, sexually explicit, or profane content;
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  4. Unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional material, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letter," "pyramid scheme," or any other form of solicitation (commercial or otherwise); and,
  5. Information compromising the safety, security or privacy of the public or public systems.

Users that ignore the above comment policies may be banned.

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