Please act ASAP. Canada's Environment Minister has announced a decision by March 1st at the latest [Thankfully, the March 1st decision deadline has been indefinitely postponed; see Feb. 18, 2016 update, posted below], on whether or not to proceed with a radioactive waste dump on the Great Lakes shore -- drinking water supply for 40 million people in eight U.S. states, two Canadian provinces, and a large number of Native American First Nations. She could act at any time, and is certainly formulating her decision as we speak, so please act right away!
Urge them to decide NO! on Ontario Power Generation's proposed Deep Geologic Repository for radioactive waste on the Great Lakes shore!
Also 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.
And you can contact your two U.S. Senators, and your U.S. Representative, and urge they support S. 2026 and H.R. 3483. You can also contact President Obama, and urge he launch a comprehensive review of the DGR, by activating the U.S.-Canadian International Joint Commission:
Contact President Obama , to urge him to order Secretary of State John Kerry to activate the U.S.-Canadian International Joint Commission (IJC), to conduct a comprehensive review of the DGR’s risks to the Great Lakes.
Americans can also contact their two U.S. Senators, and U.S. Representative (get patched through to their offices via the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121), and urge them to co-sponsor U.S. Senate and House legislation, the “Stop Nuclear Waste by Our Lakes Act,” (S. 2026 in the U.S. Senate, and H.R. 3483 in the U.S. House) introduced by U.S. Sens. Stabenow and Peters, and U.S. Rep. Kildee (Democrats from Michigan). The “Stop Nuclear Waste by Our Lakes Act” (S. 2026 and H.R. 3483) will invoke the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty, and mandate that the IJC undertake a comprehensive review of the DGR proposal.
Thankfully, Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, has indefinitely postponed her decision on the DGR. However, all those actions above are still needed! Act today! We must keep the pressure on, and nip the DUD in the bud, once and for all!
Ontario Power Generation has claimed it will fulfill Environment Minister McKenna's requests for additional information by the end of 2016. So this fight is not over! Take action right away to oppose the dump!