Multiple proposals on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes for radioactive waste dumps have concerned citizens in places like Michigan hitting the red alert button.
Ontario Power Generation (OPG), owner of the Bruce Nuclear Complex (see photo, left) and the radioactive wastes it generates, has proposed a "Deep Geologic Repository" (DGR) for so-called "low" and "intermediate" level radioactive wastes at Bruce, just a half-mile from the waters of Lake Huron, drinking water supply for tens of millions downstream. Critics have dubbed the DGR the Deep Underground Dump, or more aptly, the DUD. OPG has already imported LLRWs and ILRWs from a dozen additional atomic reactors in Ontario to surface warehouses and storage cells at the Western Waste Management Facility (WWMF) immediately adjacent to Bruce. Many LLRWs have been incinerated, with untold radiological emissions to the atmosphere. Expressions of opposition to Canadian decision makers are needed. Learn more about what you can do.
In addition, in recent days several municipalities near Bruce -- largely populated by nuclear workers -- have officially decided to take yet another step towards becoming national Canadian high-level radioactive waste dumps. These include Saugeen Shores, Ontario, as well as Brockton.