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Please Protect Our Drinking Water: Petition Premier Wynne to Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump

Image by “Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Inc.”
Image by “Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Inc.”

Ontario Power Generation (OPG), a multi-billion dollar power generation company, is planning to build a nuclear waste dump (a Deep Geological Repository or DGR) 1 km from the shores of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada.

This video presents Agenda Plus: Opposing OPG’s Nuclear Waste Plan.

  • Beverly Fernandez of the Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump discusses developments in the debate raging over Ontario Power Generation’s plan to bury nuclear waste 680 metres below the ground near Kincardine, Ontario.

Some of this nuclear waste remains toxic and lethal for over 100,000 years.

“Scientists cannot guarantee  that this Nuclear Waste Dump will not leak.

The Great Lakes provide safe clean drinking water for 40 million people in two countries, as well as providing recreation, fishing, supporting agriculture, plant and aquatic life. Why would we bury radioactive nuclear waste beside this precious resource?

Ontario Power Generation, the applicant, states  this underground dump “is not likely to result  in any significant residual adverse effects to  human health or the environment, including  Lake Huron and the Great Lakes.” Is “not likely” good enough?

Ontario Power Generation did not consider ANY  other sites for this nuclear waste dump except right beside the Great Lakes. Is this responsible?

OPG claims it has done its homework, yet  the Joint Review Panel’s own consultant, Dr. Duinker, concluded that OPG’s analysis  was “not credible, not defensible, not clear, not reliable, inappropriate.”

An underground nuclear waste dump in limestone is unproven and unprecedented.”

“Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Inc.”
http://www.stopthegreatlakesnucleardump.com/about.php

In the following letter, the Avaaz team is asking for our help to:

  • please sign the petition in the letter below to urge Premier Wynne to cancel the project and
  • share it with everyone you know – when 50,000 sign the Avaaz team will take our message directly to the Premier.

Dear friends,

Ontario wants to spend a fortune burying tonnes of nuclear waste next to 40 million people’s drinking water — but the new Premier has the power to stop it and a massive outcry can pressure her into killing the plan and protecting our water. Click now to sign and share with everyone!

 

SIGN THE PETITION

Ontario has tonnes of nuclear waste but nowhere to put it. Now they want to spend a fortune burying the problem next to 40 million people’s drinking water — but we can still protect our Great Lakes.

The decision to dump heaps of long-lasting radioactive waste right next to Lake Huron is being rammed forward with the help of a few well-lobbied politicians and huge corporate pay-offs but we can still speak up. The Ontario government owns the mega corporation that wants to park this toxic garbage next to our water supply and Premier Wynne is politically vulnerable so a huge outcry could get her to kill the project. Let’s stop the radioactive dump by creating a wave of support for clean water and responsible nuclear policies.

Ontario’s nuclear corporation wants to truck its waste through our communities and dump it next to our drinking water. Let’s stop this disaster before it happens! Click now to tell Premier Wynne to cancel the project and share widely — when 50,000 sign we’ll take our message directly to the Premier:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stop_nuclear_dump_ontario/?bkyeWbb&v=44372

Germany tried to bury its nuclear waste in a similar type of dump site and now it’s leaking radioactive water. Yet Ontario Power Generation (OPG), a government owned corporation, wants to spend $1 billion dumping tonnes of toxic waste just over a kilometre away from the world’s largest network of freshwater lakes.

This could be catastrophic, but the decision to push it forward is being made by corporate higher-ups and a small group of citizens near the dump site who could get a big payout on this deadly plan. OPG is pulling out all the stops to force this deal through and have already sent Kincardine’s mayor and councillors on special all-expenses-paid trips to Switzerland, Sweden and France to help them decide. Let’s make our voices heard to help make sure a few well-lobbied politicians aren’t able to decide the fate of 40 million peoples’ drinking water.

OPG may have deep pockets but we can help stop this in its tracks if we make our voices heard. Click now to send a message and tell the Premier that this deal can’t stand:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stop_nuclear_dump_ontario/?bkyeWbb&v=44372

Time and again the Avaaz community has fought to make sure that polluting corporate interests aren’t allowed to destroy our environment. Thousands of us came together to stop the limestone mega quarry from poisoning our groundwater and now we can tell the Ontario government to protect our Great Lakes from a toxic nuclear dump.

With hope,

Jeremy, Ari, Emma, Ricken, Melanie and the entire Avaaz team

More Information

Nuclear waste site on Lake Huron concerns Michigan, Sarnia (CBC)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/nuclear-waste-site-on-lake-huron-concerns-michigan-sarnia-1.1398750

Lake Huron Is No Place for a Nuclear Waste Dump (David Suzuki, Huffington Post)
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/david-suzuki/lake-huron-nuclear-waste-_b_5589570.html

Cause of New Mexico nuclear waste accident remains a mystery(Los Angeles Times)
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-nuclear-waste-accident-20140824-story.html#page=1

Bruce County mayors broke law by holding secret meetings on storing Ontario nuclear waste, probe finds (National Post)
http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/08/07/bruce-county-mayors-broke-law-by-holding-secret-meetings-on-storing-ontario-nuclear-waste-probe-finds/

U.S. residents protest Bruce nuclear waste proposal (Toronto Star)
http://www.thestar.com/business/2012/06/26/us_residents_protest_bruce_nuclear_waste_proposal.htm

Flood of concern over nuclear dump (Sarnia Observer)
http://www.theobserver.ca/2012/11/14/flood-of-concern-over-nuclear-dump

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