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Canada is the world's largest exporter of uranium and operates nuclear reactors including on the Great Lakes. Attempts are underway to introduce nuclear power to the province of Alberta and to use nuclear reactors to power oil extraction from the tar sands.

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Tuesday
May302017

OPG's report did little to assuage their concerns about potential for catastrophic pollution of a major drinking-water source

As reported by The Globe and Mail, and posted at SOS Great Lakes.

Tuesday
May302017

CEAA To Issue Draft Report On Nuclear Waste DGR In Kincardine

As reported by Blackburn News, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has announced it will issue a draft report on Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) proposed radioactive waste dump on the shore of Lake Huron, at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Kincardine, Ontario, sometime this summer.

The article includes a link to OPG's response to CEAA's request for additional information.

See the email correspondence, published at the end of the article, between Saugeen Shores, Ontario redisent, and official party in opposition to the DGR (Deep Geologic Repository), John Mann, and the DGR Project Team at CEAA. Mann questions why CEAA, and the Canadian federal Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, haven't already ended the DGR proceeding by rejecting the proposal, given that the proceeding has already missed legal deadlines by many years.

Friday
Apr072017

Feds say OPG's analysis of other sites for nuclear waste burial superficial

Thursday
Apr062017

CEAA demands YET MORE additional information from OPG re: DGR!

As an official intervening party to the proceeding on Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) application to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA), for a license to construct and operate a Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) for the burial and abandonment of all of Ontario's "low" and "intermediate" level radioactive wastes on the Lake Huron shoreline, Beyond Nuclear just received the transmission from CEAA, below. Why OPG is being given yet another bite at the apple, is not explained. CEAA, CNSC, and the Canadian federal Environment Minister, Catherine McKenna, should declare the DGR a failure, and cancel it for good! No more second (third, fourth, fifth, etc.) chances for such an insane, half-baked scheme that threatens the drinking water supply for 40 million people in eight states, two provinces, and a large number of Native American First Nations.

Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) Project for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste

Interested Parties

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has requested additional information from Ontario Power Generation following its technical review of the Response to the request by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. The technical review included a comment period to receive the views of the public, Indigenous groups, and expert federal departments and ran from January 18 to March 6, 2017.

 

The request is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry Internet Site (Registry) at the following location: http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/document-eng.cfm?document=118537

For information on the DGR project, please visit the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry (the Registry) website at canada.ca/ceaa, reference number 17520. Interested Parties are encouraged to check the Registry regularly to view documents related to the additional information. All records produced, collected or submitted in respect of the environmental assessment will be considered public and posted on the registry unless they are excluded for reason of privacy, confidentiality or security.

Sincerely,

Deep Geologic Repository Project

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor

Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3

CEAA.DGR.Project-Projet.DGR.ACEE@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Saturday
Apr012017

Nuclear Tomb: Town divided over plan to store nuclear waste near Lake Huron

As reported by CTV's program W5.

The report features such opponents to the DUD (short for Deep Underground Dump) as U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (Democrat-Michigan), representatives from Great Lakes Environmental Alliance (GLEA) in the Port Huron, Michigan area, representatives from Save Our Saugeen Shores (SOS) Great Lakes, and other concerned residents who lives in the shadows of Bruce Nuclear Generating Station and its proposed DUD.