80 Public Interest Groups Urge Canadian Federal Environment Minister: Reject Great Lakes Nuclear Waste Dump
A Canadian-U.S. coalition of 80 environmental groups has written a joint letter to Canada's federal Environment Minister, Catherine McKenna, urging her to reject Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) proposed radioactive waste dump on the Great Lakes shoreline.
Northwatch and Beyond Nuclear issued a press release about the joint letter.
The Great Lakes is the drinking water supply for 40 million people in eight U.S. states, two Canadian provinces, and a large number of Native American First Nations. The Great Lakes comprises 21% of the world's, and 84% of North America's, surface fresh water.
The environmental coalition has fought against the proposed OPG "DGR" (short for Deep Geologic Repository) for 15 years. OPG proposes dumping so-called "low" and "intermediate" level radioactive wastes from 20 reactors across the province at its Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Kincardine, Ontario, less than a mile from the Lake Huron shore.
Please help stop the Great Lakes nuke waste dump!
March 1st is Canadian Environment Minister McKenna's deadline for issuing the Decision Statement, but she could issue it sooner than that. We've not got a day to spare!
Please consider taking further action. Here are some ideas:
- Share the joint letter and encourage others to send messages in support
- Send your own letter to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, the Hon. Catherine McKenna (email is firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Send a copy of your letter to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Hon. Justin Trudeau (email is email@example.com) or write an individual letter to Prime Minister Trudeau
- Write to your own elected official, asking them to speak up for your concerns, and call on Minister McKenna and Prime Minister Trudeau to reject OPG's nuclear waste burial scheme
visit the website of Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump, there you can watch a powerful three minute video, see the map of 184 resolutions from municipalities across the Great Lakes Basin passed in opposition to the dump (is your town on there yet?!), and sign their petition, fill out a STGLND poster, take a selfie and email it to McKenna.
THEN DO IT ALL AGAIN! INVITE A FRIEND TO DO THE SAME!