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.”
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.
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:
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.