Would you bury poison beside your well?

Ontario Power Generation is planning to bury radioactive nuclear waste beside Lake Huron
  • Ontario Power Generation plans to bury
    radioactive nuclear waste approximately
    400 metres below the bottom level of
    Lake Huron. Scientists cannot guarantee
    that this Nuclear Waste Dump will not leak.
  • The Great Lakes provide fresh drinking water
    for 40 million people in two countries.
    Why would we bury radioactive nuclear waste beside this precious resource?
  • Ontario Power Generation, the applicant, states
    this underground dump "is not likely to result
    in any significant residual adverse effects to
    human health or the environment, including
    Lake Huron and the Great Lakes."

    Is "not likely" good enough?
  • Ontario Power Generation did not consider ANY
    other sites for this nuclear waste dump
    except right beside the Great Lakes.
    Is this responsible?
  • OPG claims it has done its homework, yet
    the Joint Review Panel's own consultant,
    Dr. Duinker, concluded that OPG's analysis
    was "not credible, not defensible, not clear,
    not reliable, inappropriate."
  • The radioactive nuclear waste must stay
    isolated in this dump for 100,000 years.
    The Great Lakes were created by an ice age
    about 12,000 years ago.
  • An underground nuclear waste dump in
    limestone is unproven and unprecedented.

THE LATEST

Aug 18, 2014 Update: 92 Resolutions opposing OPG Proposed Nuclear Waste Dump


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August 12, 2014: Panel denies Pavlov right to present public testimony on behalf of Thumb area residents. Decision contradicts the intent of Boundary Waters Treaty News Release   PDF Version


August 7, 2014: Closed Meetings Investigator finds Bruce County Council meetings with Nuclear Industry Reps in Contravention of Ontario Municipal Act Amberley Gavel Investigation Report  PDF Version


Michigan State Senator Phil Pavlov Town Hall Meeting in Port Huron: July 29, 2014.
Keynote Address: Beverly Fernandez, Spokesperson Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump   …To view webcast


Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump files submission to the Joint Review Panel on July 21, 2014 for re-opened public hearings  …To learn more


Dr. David Suzuki, award-winning scientist, environmentalist, broadcaster, Companion of the Order of Canada, holder of 26 honorary degrees, recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and Global 500 calls for halt to Ontario Power Generation proposed nuclear waste repository in Kincardine, Ontario.…Learn more


June 11, 2014: Michigan Senate unanimously passes bill and resolutions package sponsored by Senator Phil Pavlov and co-sponsored by Senators John Proos, Jack Brandenburg, Michael Green, Tonya Schuitmaker, Hoon-Yung Hopgood , Rick Jones, Goeffrey Hansen, James Marleau, Michael Kowall, David Hildenbrand Bill and Resolutions Package  PDF Version


Another look at the Deep Geologic Repository Plan - Agenda Producer Hilary Clark interviews Beverly Fernandez: April 17, 2014  …To learn more


Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee expressing concerns over Kincardine nuclear waste repository in light of WIPP leak: February 27, 2014  …To learn more


United Tribes of Michigan Joins in Resistance to DGR: February 26, 2014  …To learn more


U.S. Representative Candice Miller requests federal intervention through the International Joint Commission to prevent the construction Kincardine nuclear waste repository Letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry:Feb 21, 2014  PDF Version


City of Toronto passes resolution opposing the Kincardine DGR: November 14, 2013  …To learn more


Congressman Dan Kildee: Ontario Nuclear Waste Site near Great Lakes Potentially Threatens Both U.S. and Canada's Economy, Water Resources  …To learn more


U.S. Congressmen Kildee, Dingell, Levin and Peters express serious concerns with proposed Canadian nuclear waste site Letter to Joint Review Panel:October 30, 2013  PDF Version


Press coverage in USA Today: Fears surface over Lake Huron nuke dump proposal  …To learn more


U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, Carl Levin call for intervention with proposed Canadian nuclear waste site Letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry:Oct 21, 2013  PDF Version


City of Mississauga passes resolution opposing the DGR. October 9, 2013  …To learn more


Beverly Fernandez, Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Spokesperson, testifies before the Joint Review Panel at DGR Public Hearings. September 21, 2013  …To watch webcast


Dr. David Suzuki sides with Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump in opposing OPG nuclear waste repository September 17, 2013  …To learn more


OPG nuclear waste repository press coverage in Toronto Star, Canada's highest circulation newspaper September 13, 2013  …To learn more


Nuclear waste repository issue achieves press coverage in Globe & Mail, Canada's national newspaper September 13, 2013  …To learn more


PRESS RELEASE - Toronto, Ontario September 12, 2013 North American Physicians oppose Ontario Power Generation's Proposed Nuclear Waste Repository  …To learn more


Contact your elected officials and urge them to pass a resolution opposing the proposed nuclear waste repository. Sample letter Version:Sep 10, 2013  PDF Version


Michigan State Representative Sarah Roberts releases youtube video speaking out against the proposed nuclear waste repository September 5, 2013  …Watch Video


LAWN SIGNS NOW AVAILABLE August 28, 2013  …To learn more


FINAL PUBLIC HEARINGS will begin September 16, 2013.  …To learn more


Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump spokesperson Beverly Fernandez speaks at Michigan Town Hall August 19, 2013  …Watch Video


Michigan State Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood releases youtube video promoting Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump petition August 11, 2013  …Watch Video


Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump makes presentation to bi-national Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative mayors group on May 16-17, 2013 …To learn more


Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump files comprehensive submission to the Joint Review Panel on May 13, 2013  …To learn more

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NEWS | The Voice

August 20, 2014
Activist: Canadian nuclear establishment has history of not consulting with public by Jim Bloch
After the Joint Review Panel for the proposed nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron refused to allow Michigan State Sen. Phil Pavlov to make a presentation in upcoming hearings, Pavlov suggested that the panel was sending the wrong message to millions of Canadians and Americans  …More

NEWS | The Times Herald

August 13, 2014
Canada denies Pavlov chance to tell his side by Beth LeBlanc
A state senator protesting a lakeside nuclear waste site in Kincardine, Ontario, will not be allowed to present at hearings to discuss plans for the facility.…More

NEWS | National Post

August 7, 2014
Bruce County mayors broke law by holding secret meetings on storing Ontario nuclear waste, probe finds by Colin Perkel
Municipal politicians in a region of Ontario that is home to one of the world's largest nuclear power plants violated provincial law by holding secret meetings over the storage of radioactive waste, an outside investigation has found.…More

NEWS | Toronto Star

August 6, 2014
Lake Huron nuclear dump scheme in trouble: Walkom by Thomas Walkom
Ontario's plan to bury nuclear waste beside Lake Huron is running into heavy weather.…More

NEWS | Toronto Star

August 4, 2014
OPG confident, critics concerned over proposed dump site's safety by John Spears
Leakage from a nuclear waste site in New Mexico doesn't mean a proposed site near Kincardine is unsafe, says Ontario Power Generation. Critics aren’t persuaded.…More

NEWS | Huffington Post Canada

July 16, 2014
Lake Huron is no place for a nuclear waste dump By Dr. David Suzuki
Is dilution really the solution to pollution - especially when it's nuclear waste that can stay radioactive for 100,000 years? A four-member expert group told a federal joint review panel it is. …More

NEWS | Globe & Mail

July 14, 2014
Nuclear waste plan unsafe, panel hears By Shawn McCarthy
A retired nuclear scientist has slammed Ontario Power Generation over its proposed $1 - billion nuclear waste burial site on Lake Huron, saying the utility's safety assessment contains some dangerous errors. …More

NEWS | MintPress News

June 26, 2014
Great Lakes Communities Struggle Against Proposed Nuclear Waste Facility By Katie Rucke
For the past 15 years, Ontario Power Generation - one of the largest producers of electricity in North America - has been working to obtain approval from the Canadian government to build an underground repository near the Great Lakes to store its nuclear waste. …More

NEWS | Washington Times

May 19, 2014
Michigan lawmakers step up fight against nuke dump By JOHN FLESHER - Associated Press
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A group of Michigan legislators announced measures Monday that would increase pressure on Canada not to let a power company bury waste from nuclear plants less than a mile from Lake Huron. …More

NEWS | Michigan Radio

May 14, 2014
Scientist sheds new light on proposed nuclear waste site on Lake Huron Cynthia Canty interview with Dr. Frank Greening
Its official name is the Deep Geologic Repository project (DGR). It's a proposed underground site to store nuclear waste. A site that would be located less than a mile from Lake Huron near the town of Kincardine, Ontario.…More

NEWS | The Oakland Press

May 1, 2014
Nuclear waste site should be moved away from Great Lakes by Robert S. Ball
If a nuclear scientist doesn't trust numbers intended to show that an Ontario nuclear waste site next to Lake Huron won't pose a threat in the region, why should the rest of us trust them?…More

NEWS | The Voice

April 25, 2014
What's wrong with proposed nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron? by Jim Bloch
"The nuclear industry now creates the most toxic wastes ever produced by mankind," said Dr. Gordon Edwards, one of the most respected independent Canadian voices against the continued use of nuclear power.  …More

NEWS | Detroit Free Press

April 13, 2014
Planned Nuclear Waste Facility Raises Fears for Great Lakes by Keith Matheny
Some materials that would be stored in a proposed underground nuclear waste facility less than a mile from Lake Huron are hundreds of times more radioactive than was told to Canadian government officials considering the site.…More