Beyond Nuclear's Radioactive Waste Watchdog, Kevin Kamps, as well as Michigan State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), are guests on Michigan State Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood's (D-Taylor) "The Hopgood Hour" television program. They discussed the "Deep Geologic Repository" (DGR) for radioactive waste targeted at the Lake Huron shoreline by Ontario Power Generation. Both Sen. Hopgood's and Rep. Roberts' districts are downstream of the proposed DGR, and their constituents draw their drinking water from the Great Lakes and connecting rivers. Last spring, Sen. Hopgood introduced a State Senate resolution challenging the DGR that was passed unanimously by the Republican majority chamber. Both Sen. Hopgood and Rep. Roberts testified before the Canadian federal Joint Review Panel overseeing the environmental assessment on the DGR, as did Kevin.
What can you do to help stop the Great Lakes radioactive waste dump? If you haven't already, please sign the Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump petition, already signed by more than 40,000 people. And please share it with everyone you know.
You can also urge your city, county, and state elected officials to pass a resolution opposing the DGR, as numerous communities already have.
Finally, please urge your elected officials at all levels to do what they can to stop this dump, as U.S. Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) recently have done. If you live in Michigan, please contact Sens. Levin and Stabenow and thank them for taking action. You can contact your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative via the U.S. Capitol Switchboard, (202) 224-3121. Urge them to join Sens. Levin and Stabenow in calling on the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, to activate the International Joint Commission on this threat to the Great Lakes.