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.


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

October 8, 2014 Update: 139 Resolutions opposing OPG Proposed Nuclear Waste Dump

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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

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

AM980 London: The Pulse with Devon Peacock with guest Beverly Fernandez

August 28, 2014

Listen from 1:33 to 21:30

Terry Camp - ABC News - August 28, 2014

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 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 | 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

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August 13, 2014
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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

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August 7, 2014
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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

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August 4, 2014
OPG confident, critics concerned over proposed dump site's safety by John Spears
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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
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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
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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