9. Is there public support for the project?

No. Ontario Power Generation (OPG) claims that people in Ontario have little interest in the burial of nuclear waste on the shore of Lake Huron, despite a documented history of (1) paying for support, (2) highly-biased public opinion research, and (3) ongoing, widespread public opposition in Canada and the U.S.

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative of American and Canadian mayors, representing many of the 40 million people who draw water from the Great Lakes, the Michigan State Legislature, and the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus are all on record as being strongly opposed to this project.

In addition, an online petition opposing the project has close to 100,000 signatures and 97% of the public comments submitted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency in September 2015  were opposed to the plan [1].

 

For more information see our Issue Reports:

A History of Public Opinion Research: OPG's Exaggerated Claims of Support. 

Is OPG's Claim for Broad Support for the Nuclear Waste Burial Plan at Kincardine Justified? 

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References: 

  1. Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA). 2017. Documents - Comments Received/Responses: Deep Geologic Repository Project for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste [online]. Retrieved from: http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/documents-eng.cfm?evaluation=17520&type=3