Great Lakes Congressional leaders urge the U.S. to oppose OPG’s planned nuclear waste dump

A bipartisan coalition of U.S. Congressional representatives from the Great Lakes Region have come together to urge the U.S. Secretary of State to stop plans to bury radioactive waste on the shore of Lake Huron.

Letter to Secretary Rex Tillerson, signed by 32 Members of Congress 

Letter to Secretary Rex Tillerson, signed by 32 Members of Congress 

In a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, 32 Congressional representatives urged him to protect the Great Lakes and to convince the Canadian government to select an alternative site for the storage of nuclear waste. The letter states that nuclear waste storage within the Great Lakes basin carries heavy risks that could be fundamentally devastating to the entire region and would constitute “a potential catastrophe of epic proportions."

SOS Great Lakes, along with 224 towns, counties, and cities, and millions people in Canada and the United States, is fighting Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) plan to store up to 400,000 cubic metres of radioactive waste in a repository less than 1 km from Lake Huron.

We want to thank the 32 elected representatives for standing up for the Great Lakes and the 40 million people who rely on them for drinking water, jobs, and their way of life. 

Please continue to voice your opposition. The Great Lakes Basin is no place for nuclear waste.


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