Would you bury poison beside your well?

Ontario Power Generation plans to bury radioactive nuclear waste right beside Lake Huron
  • Ontario Power Generation plans to bury and
    abandon 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.
  • There are 3 deep geological repositories on the entire planet and all have leaked - a 100% failure rate.
    OPG claims their DGR will be different, but also notes they "can't guarantee anything".
  • An underground nuclear waste dump in
    limestone is unproven and unprecedented.

THE LATEST


May 19, 2015 Update: Detroit City Council passes resolution. There are now 155 Resolutions representing 21 million people opposing OPG Proposed Nuclear Waste Dump


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May 14, 2015: Mohawk Council of Kahnawake letter of support to SON Chief Vernon Roote "We are writing this letter of support for you and your community in regards to your fight to prevent the creation of a repository for nuclear waste on the Bruce Power site on the banks of Lake Huron." Letter of Support   PDF Version


May 12, 2015: Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Statement "Joint Review Panel has more work to do, especially with regard to considering other possible locations for the DGR. Recognizing that an accident would cause irreparable if not life changing damage to fresh water that serves 40 million people, caution and patience in this decision are imperative." GLSLCI Press Statement   PDF Version


May 8, 2015: AM980 London: The Pulse with Devon Peacock with guest Beverly Fernandez


Beverly Fernandez, Spokesperson Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump interviewed on CBC National News

May 7, 2015

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May 7, 2015: Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee Press Statement re: Joint Review Panel decision to endorse OPG nuclear waste burial and abandonment plan. Michigan Congressman Kildee Press Statement   PDF Version


May 7, 2015: Michigan State Senator Phil Pavlov Press Statement re: Joint Review Panel decision to endorse OPG nuclear waste burial and abandonment plan. Michigan State Senator Phil Pavlov Press Release   PDF Version


May 6, 2015: Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump reacts to Joint Review Panel decision to endorse OPG nuclear waste burial and abandonment plan. STGLND Press Release   PDF Version


May 6, 2015: Joint Review Panel gives green light to OPG nuclear waste burial and abandonment plan. Canadian government decision due before end of summer 2015. Full Report   PDF Version Executive Summary   PDF Version


May 4, 2015 Update: Genesee County, Michigan and Traverse City, Michigan pass resolutions.


April 16, 2015 Update: Will County, Illinois passes resolution.


April 13, 2015: US Senator Debbie Stabenow [D-MI] introduces resolution in US Senate that Canadian government should not allow a permanent nuclear waste repository to be built within the Great Lakes Basin, co-sponsored by Mark Kirk [R-IL], Gary Peters [D-MI], Tammy Baldwin [D-WI] and Richard Durbin [D-IL]. S.Res.134   PDF Version


April 13, 2015: US Representative Dan Kildee [D-MI] introduces resolution in US House of Representatives that Canadian government should not allow a permanent nuclear waste repository to be built within the Great Lakes Basin, co-sponsored by John Conyers, Jr. [D-MI], Debbie Dingell [D-MI], Robert J. Dold [R-IL], Tammy Duckworth [D-IL], Sean P. Duffy [R-WI], Marcia L. Fudge [D-OH], Brian Higgins [D-NY], David P. Joyce [R-OH], Marcy Kaptur [D-OH], Brenda L. Lawrence [D-MI], Sander Levin [D-MI], Candice S. Miller [R-MI], Janice D. Schakowsky [D-IL] and Louise McIntosh Slaughter [D-NY]. H.Res.194   PDF Version


April 9, 2015 Update: Lake County, IN passes resolution.


March 31, 2015: City of Milwaukee, WI passes resolution


March 12, 2015 Update: Erie County, NY passes resolution.


February 11, 2015: AM980 London: The Pulse with Devon Peacock with guest Beverly Fernandez. Listen from 20:30 to 36:47


February 10, 2015: Lake County, Illinois passes resolution Read STGLND Press Release  PDF Version


February 10, 2015: DuPage County, Illinois passes resolution opposing the Kincardine DGR or any nuclear waste repository within the Great Lakes Basin Read STGLND Press Release  PDF Version


January 21, 2015: City of Chicago, Illinois passes resolution opposing the Kincardine DGR or any nuclear waste repository within the Great Lakes Basin Read STGLND Press Release  PDF Version


October 9, 2014: Cook County, Illinois passes resolution opposing the Kincardine DGR or any nuclear waste repository within the Great Lakes Basin Read STGLND Press Release  PDF Version


September 18, 2014: US Senators Carl Levin [D-MI], co-sponsored by Debbie Stabenow [D-MI], Mark Kirk [R-IL], and Tammy Baldwin [D-WI] introduce resolution in US Senate that Canadian government should not allow a permanent nuclear waste repository to be built within the Great Lakes Basin S.Res.565   PDF Version


September 11, 2014: State Senator Phil Pavlov [R-MI] testifies before Joint Review Panel Public Hearings and calls for Canadian government to follow its own standards. 1986 Statement by Joe Clark, Canada's Secretary of State for External Affairs concerning the US Nuclear Waste Repository Program  PDF Version


September 10, 2014: Beverly Fernandez, Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Spokesperson, testifies before the Joint Review Panel at DGR Public Hearings.  …Webcast. Listen starting at 1:24


September 8, 2014: US Representative Dan Kildee [D-MI] co-sponsored by Sander Levin [D-MI] introduces resolution in US House of Representatives that Canadian government should not allow a permanent nuclear waste repository to be built within the Great Lakes Basin H.Res.716   PDF Version


September 3, 2014: Waterkeeper Alliance joint letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry calling for withdrawal of OPG DGR plans Letter to John Kerry   PDF Version


August 28, 2014: AM980 London: The Pulse with Devon Peacock with guest Beverly Fernandez


Terry Camp - ABC News - August 28, 2014

Opponents of nuclear waste facility meet in Bay City

http://www.abc12.com/story/26397732/opponents-of-nuclear-waste-facility-meet-in-bay-city

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


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


July 29, 2014: US Representative Dan Kildee [D-MI] letter to Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs on nuclear waste repository issues in Great Lakes Basin Letter to John Baird   PDF Version


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


July 16, 2014: 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


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


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


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


February 21, 2014: 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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NEWS | London Free Press

Friday May 15, 2015
Why NOT in our backyard? by Debora Van Brenk
The farm fields of Bruce County meander down to the Lake Huron coast in a pastoral journey along woodlands, over creeks and through one-street hamlets — and toward a massive installation that, in any setting anywhere, would seem incongruous.  …More

NEWS | Net News Ledger

May 13, 2015
Anishinabek Nation joins Saugeen Ojibway Nation Opposing Nuclear Waste by NNL Staff in Anishinabek
Nipissing First Nation - Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says "The Anishinabek Nation stands behind the Saugeen Ojibway Nation opposing the Joint Review Panel’s recommendation to proceed with a plan to bury nuclear waste deep under Bruce County". …More

NEWS | Windsor Star

May 12, 2015
Fight heats up to stop plan to bury nuclear waste near Great Lakes by Dave Battagello
Environmentalists and politicians say the fight has only begun despite a federal panel's recommendation for approval of Ontario Power Generation's plan to bury nuclear waste near Kincardine - about one kilometre away from Lake Huron and the Great Lakes.…More

NEWS | The Voice

May 11, 2015
Panel: Nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron is 'preferred option' by Jim Bloch
The best place for a Canadian nuclear waste dump is less than a mile from the shores of Lake Huron.  …More

NEWS | The Times Herald

May 7, 2015
Plans for lakeside nuke dump advance despite opposition by Beth LeBlanc
Plans for a lakeside nuclear waste facility — a project that more than 75 Michigan communities opposed, that prompted resolutions, bills and opposition from state legislators — have received the thumb's up in Canada.…More

NEWS | Sarnia Observer

May 7, 2015
More communities expected to join fight to stop nuclear waste repository near Kincardine
A federal review panel's 'praising' endorsement of Ontario's largest electricity generator and its proposed nuclear waste repository speaks volumes about the state of the regulatory world, says Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley.  …More

NEWS | CBC News

May 7, 2015
Lake Huron nuclear waste plan passes environmental assessment by Canadian Press
A Canadian environmental assessment concludes burying hazardous nuclear material near the shore of Lake Huron in a deep underground bunker is the best way to deal with the waste.…More

NEWS | London Free Press

May 4, 2015
Deep Divisions by Debora Van Brenk
The rift between utility giant Ontario Power Generation and opponents of its proposal to bury nuclear waste near Lake Huron's shore, in the shadow of the world's largest operating nuclear plant, is as wide as the burial site would be deep.  …More

NEWS | WMUK 102.1

April 28, 2015
Congressman Opposes Nuclear Waste Facility in Canada by Gordon Evans
Congressman Dan Kildee says there should be a better way to store nuclear waste. The Democrat from Flint says a proposed facility in Canada isn't a good answer.  …More

NEWS | WZZM13 ABC

April 27, 2015
Congressman outlines opposition to proposed nuclear waste facility
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- There's bipartisan support for a resolution opposing the construction of a Canadian nuclear waste storage facility less than a mile from Lake Huron.  …More

NEWS | Niagara This Week

April 23, 2015
Reject burying nuke waste in Great Lakes basin: Thorold politicians by Paul Forsyth
THOROLD - Burying nuclear waste that will remain toxic for a thousand centuries a short hop from the shoreline of a Great Lake would be foolhardy, Thorold politicians want the world to know.  …More

NEWS | Grand Haven Tribune

April 11, 2015
Kildee: Congress should oppose Canada's nuclear waste plan AP Wire
Michigan Rep. Dan Kildee said Friday he will push Congress to officially oppose Canada's plans to allow nuclear waste to be stored underground less than a mile from Lake Huron, saying the country should find a site farther away from the Great Lakes, the world's largest body of surface fresh water.  …More

NEWS | London Free Press

March 9, 2015
Deep Burial, High Stakes by Debora Van Brenk
More than one km from Lake Huron, far underground, a burial option for Ontario's least dangerous nuclear waste has rippled across the Great Lakes, with scores of cities opposed. A decision is looming.  …More

NEWS | The Voice

February 20, 2015
Opposition to Lake Huron nuclear waste dump continues to grow by Jim Bloch
Cities and counties in Illinois are among the 143 governmental bodies that have passed resolutions opposing a proposed nuclear waste dump in Kincardine, Ontario, less than a mile from Lake Huron. The proposed site, officially called a Deep Geologic Repository, is about 100 miles north-northeast of Port Huron.  …More

NEWS | Sarnia Observer

February 8, 2015
Decision expected this year on deep geological repository by Paul Morden
Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley says he welcomes the recent move by Chicago to join Great Lakes communities opposing Ontario Power Generation's plan to bury nuclear waste at the Bruce nuclear station in Kincardine.  …More

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 | Canadian Press

August 7, 2014
Complaint upheld over 'secret' mayors' meetings on nuclear-waste storage 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