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Stop Radioactive Contamination Of The Great Lakes

Above photo: Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump.

Ontario, Canada – Ontario Power Generation plans to bury and abandon radioactive nuclear waste 400 metres below the bottom level of Lake Huron. Scientists cannot guarantee tat this nuclear waste dump will not leak.

The Great Lakes provide fresh drinking water for 40 million people in two countries. 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.”

The radioactive nuclear waste must stay isolated in this dump for 100,000 years. The Great Lakes were created by an ice age about 12,000 years ago.

There are 3 deep geological repositories on the entire planet and all have leaked – a 100% failure rate. OPG claims their DGR will be different, but also notes they “can’t guarantee anything”.

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


The  Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump petition is open for a few more days. Thank you if you have already signed it, and have already spread the word. Their goal of 90,000 signatures was already surpassed a couple days ago! But there is still time to add even more signatures. So if you haven’t signed it yet, please do! And please keep spreading the word for the next few days!

Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump is turning in the petition to decision makers just several days from now, because the deadline for Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s decision, on whether or not to allow Ontario Power Generation to dump 20 atomic reactors’ radioactive wastes less than a mile from the shore of the Great Lakes, is due by March 1, 2016 &

Feel free to forward this petition far and wide, and urge everyone you know to email Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and Environment Minister McKenna words of opposition to the proposed Great Lakes nuclear dump (yes, even if you are American!).


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