“Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Inc.” is a non-profit organization of concerned citizens – ordinary Canadians. We are deeply concerned about Ontario Power Generation's proposal to build a Deep Geological Repository to bury radioactive nuclear waste on the shores of the Great Lakes. We believe that radioactive nuclear waste should not be buried underground anywhere in the Great Lakes Basin. We believe that the protection of our Great Lakes from buried radioactive nuclear waste is responsible stewardship, and is of national and international importance. The Great Lakes provide safe clean drinking water for 40 million people in two countries, as well as providing recreation, fishing, supporting agriculture, plant and aquatic life.
We believe that there is an almost complete lack of awareness among Canadians and Americans of Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) plans to bury radioactive nuclear waste "approximately 1 km inland from Lake Huron at the surface and more than 400 metres below the deepest near-site point of Lake Huron".1 OPG's Nuclear Waste Dump proposal sets a precedent for the establishment of future nuclear dumps on the Great Lakes potentially impacting people on both sides of the border.
Raise Public Awareness: A matter of this magnitude needs to be brought to the attention of all Canadians and Americans.
Engage and Empower: Canadians and Americans deserve the opportunity to take an informed stand to oppose this plan.