Proposal to bury nuclear waste in Ontario wins local support; sparks U.S. Ire | November 26, 2013 | CTV News
Commentary: “This story wrongly assumes the people of Ontario, especially in the Kincardine area, wholeheartedly support the plan of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to bury 200,000 cubic meters of intermediate and low-level radioactive waste within a kilometer of Lake Huron…”
- Read the full article & comments
- We must continue to show our opposition. Please leave a comment below the article and take action now to show that Saugeen Shores is NOT a willing community.
City of Toronto passes resolution against OPG’s DGR
- On November 14th, 2013 the City of Toronto unanimously passed Councillor Mike Layton’s motion for a resolution opposing OPG’s proposed DGR.
- According to a press release issued by Stop the Great Lakes Nuke Dump about this resolution, - Councillor Crawford stated “It is vitally important to human health, the environment and to the Great Lakes economy that the Great Lakes be protected from the threats of any potential radioactive contamination”... “Today the City of Toronto took action to protect the drinking water of our citizens as well as the 40 million people living in the Great Lakes region. We would strongly encourage OPG to explore alternative sites outside of the Great Lakes Basin.”
U.S. Elected Officials stepping up opposition efforts
- Michigan State Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood and Representative Sarah Roberts state “Placing a permanent nuclear waste burial facility so close to Lake Huron is ill-advised. If a radioactive leak were to occur, it could be devastating to our economies and to our valuable drinking water sources.”
- U.S. Congressmen Dan Kildee, Sander Levin, Gary Peters and John Dingell have written a letter to the Joint Review Panel expressing serious concern.
- U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow have asked Secretary of State John Kerry to “encourage the Canadian government to reconsider placing a nuclear waste dump near the shores of Lake Huron.”
- Resolutions opposing nuclear waste burial near Kincardine
- Review local submissions opposing the project
Point of View: Lakeside Nuclear Waste a risk worth protesting | November 12, 2013 | The London Free Press | Read the article
Background: London is the largest city in Southwestern Ontario, situated about 100 kilometers due east of Sarnia and about 150 km south of Kincardine — where Ontario Power Generation (OPG) wants to dump all of the nuclear waste from all of Ontario’s 20 nuclear power reactors (except for the irradiated nuclear fuel) into a Deep Geological Repository (DGR) that is destined to become, in actual fact, a Deep Underground Dump (DUD).
OPG has the stated intention of abandoning the nuclear waste there, in a limestone/shale formation, less than a mile from Lake Huron. (Mm-mm-good. Lots of water nearby. Just the thing for spreading nuclear waste far and wide.)
London is one of many municipalities that has passed a resolution against the proposed Lake Huron nuclear waste dump. The London Free Press has seldom advocated protesting against specific projects, which makes the accompanying article all the more remarkable.
- Gordon Edwards
Public Hearing on Low and Intermediate Level Waste DGR — See media coverage
View webcasts from the JRP hearings* on our YouTube Channel – click the yellow YouTube button at the top right of the screen for easy access, or follow the links below:
- OPG Manipulated Councils into Bad Deal, K Roberston, SRA
- Reflections of a Non-person in Nukistan, J Sifton
- Secret Meetins and Big Spending characterized OPG’s campaign, Bluewater Coalition, C Grace
- Flawed Polls, Payouts and Understated Risks Paved Way to Selling Bad DGR Deal, P Gibbons
- DGR is an experiment, E Dailey
- Chief Nuclear Regulator Compromises Hearing Integrity ; Creates Reasonable Apprehension of Bias. Rod McCleod
- OPG Case is “Suspect” and “Unreliable” – JRP Panel expert, Dr. Peter Duinker
* Permission obtained from the CNSC to use excerpts front the JRP hearings. Excerpts copied from the JRP Hearing Webcasts produced by the CNSC , Government of Canada. The excerpts have not been produced in affiliation with or with the endorsement of the Government of Canada.
DGR Community Liaison Advisory Commitee “CLC”
Future meeting scheduled for December 19th
According to the recent DGR update – “The committee was created in August with a mandate to engage, educate, communicate with and listed to the community regarding NWMO’s APM and site selection process for a DGR to sure used nuclear fuel waste- also known as “high level” radioactive waste. To date the committee has prepared its drat work plan, received an initial draft of the community profile being prepared by consultants for NWMO and authorized the creation of a dedicated Committee website.”
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE LET THIS COMMITTEE KNOW, IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS: SAUGEEN SHORES IS NOT A WILLING COMMUNITY.
Contact Information: email@example.com or 519-832-2008 ext 106
Deputy Mayor Luke Charbonneau, Chair
Rob Shave - Vice Chair
Councillor Taun Frosst
Elaine Philp, Committee Co-ordinator
Take action now! Let it be known that Saugeen Shores is not a willing community.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead