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


Resolutions Opposing OPG Proposed Nuclear Waste Dump: as at April 15, 2014


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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


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, 2013nbsp; …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 | 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

NEWS | Toronto Star

March 25, 2014
Nuclear waste panel wants more answers by John Spears
A panel considering a nuclear waste site near Kincardine wants more information following an accident at a site in New Mexico.…More

NEWS | Kincardine News

March 14, 2014
DGR figures wrong says former OPG scientist, while New Mexico radiation leak raises new questions by Steven Goetz
A radiation leak at a nuclear storage facility in New Mexico and a letter from a former employee have reignited the debate over Ontario Power Generation's proposal to bury nuclear waste at the Bruce nuclear site. …More

NEWS | Toronto Star

March 7, 2014
U.S. radiation leak raises Ontario questions by John Spears
Radiation has leaked from a nuclear waste site in New Mexico that's been held up as an example by proponents of a similar site in Ontario. …More

NEWS | The Voice

February 28, 2014
Opponents: Nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron amounts to 'deep trouble' by Jim Bloch
Opponents of Ontario Power Generation's proposal to bury nuclear waste less than a mile from Lake Huron were not invited to share the stage with OPG representatives at a Feb. 26 presentation to local officials sponsored by the St. Clair County Health Department. …More

NEWS | Wall Street Journal

February 27, 2014
Thirteen Workers Exposed to Radiation at New Mexico Plant by Ana Campoy
More workers at a New Mexico nuclear-waste depository will be tested for radioactive exposure after results showed that 13 employees had been contaminated, officials with the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday. …More