I’m writing to voice my opposition to Ontario Power Generation’s proposed deep geologic repository (DGR) project sited for the shore of Lake Huron, near Kincardine, Ontario.
Water is one of our most precious resources. When every other DGR in the world has either leaked or failed to contain the highly toxic radioactive waste they were designed to isolate, why would the Government of Canada needlessly risk the health and safety of 40 million Canadians and Americans who share the Great Lakes as their source of fresh drinking water?
While the risk to our drinking water should be a sufficient reason alone for you to reject the proposal, if you need other justifications, consider that the environmental assessment process has been flawed from the start by failure to follow Canadian environmental law and accepted principles of evidence and science based decision making, in addition to bias by the regulator and lack of a social license.
Over 200 municipalities, representing millions of people living in the Great Lakes basin, oppose this project. The Michigan state government opposes this project as do other government bodies in Canada and the United States including the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus, the National Association of Counties and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.
I recognize that nuclear waste management is an increasingly important issue that needs to be addressed by our government, but burying radioactive waste on the shore of the largest body of fresh water in the world is not an acceptable solution.
There are NO conditions that you could put on the current proposal that would make it acceptable to me.
It’s time to say, “enough is enough” and tell OPG, NO.
cc. Premier Kathleen Wynne, PM Trudeau