As reported by the Huron Daily Tribune, the Town of Bad Axe, Michigan is the latest to speak out, by passing a resolution against Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) insane proposal to bury all of the province's so-called "low" and "intermediate" level radioactive wastes -- from 20 atomic reactors -- less than a mile from the Lake Huron shoreline, at Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Kincardine, Canada.
Meanwhile, the Canadian federal Joint Review Panel (JRP), comprised of two hearing examiners from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and one from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA), has rejected a request from Michigan State Senator Phil Pavlov (R-St. Clair Twp.) to testify at the next, and likely last, round of public hearings, scheduled to begin on Sept. 9th. The Times Herald has reported on this story.
Pavlov has also led legislation through the MI State Senate, which passed unanimously, opposing the dump, and urging the U.S. federal government to intervene, by activating the U.S.-Canadian International Joint Commission (IJC) to investigate the dump's risks. The bill is pending in the MI House of Representatives.
In addition, as posted on the website of Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump:
Closed Meetings Investigator finds Bruce County Council meetings with Nuclear Industry Reps in Contravention of Ontario Municipal Act -- see the Amberley Gavel Investigation Report .
The Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump petition now stands at over 65,500 signatures! Help grow it by spreading the word!
For more recent updates on the DUD (Deep Underground Dump), see immediately below...
Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump reports that 92 resolutions have been passed in opposition to OPG's DGR. The combined populations of these jurisdictions amount to more than 10.7 million Great Lakes residents!
The JRP has scheduled Beyond Nuclear's Radioactive Waste Watchdog, Kevin Kamps, to present testimony in opposition to the DGR on Sept. 18th in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada.
Make that 93 resolutions opposing the DUD (Deep Underground Dump)! The Cheboygan Daily Tribune reports that the Cheboygan County Board of Commissioners has passed a resolution against the DGR, joining many of its neighboring counties, as well as the Michigan State Senate.