Earlier this month in Kincardine Ontario, a second round of public hearings were held to discuss a proposal by Ontario Power Generation to bury low and intermediate level nuclear waste one kilometer form the shores of Lake Huron.
The proposed Deep Geological Repository (GDR) would hold nuclear waste from Bruce Nuclear Power Station for approximately 100,000 years, the OPG claims.
The claims have concerned citizens and groups concerned about the potential contamination of Lake Huron and other great lakes with nuclear radiation.
Beverly Fernandez is a member of Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump, a group of concerned citizens who formed in an attempt to educate other citizens and ultimately prevent the repository from being constructed. The group has a petition with over 70,000 signatures on it. SIGN THE PETITION HERE
Fernandez highlights key global examples of other DGRs leaking and stresses the importance of keeping Lake Huron, a drinking source for millions, radiation free. She also notes that Americans in Michigan are also taking action against this DGR and are calling on legislation to prevent it from being constructed. More information on their actions can be found here
NEWS NOW’s Christian Deo has this report.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013:
York Community Report: News Now’s Christian Deo speaks to Dr. Craig Heron about the Day of Concern at York for Professor John Greyson and London physician Tarek Loubani on Thursday, Sept. 26th. Greyson and Loubani have been detained for over 40 days in Egypt and are currently on a hunger strike for their release.
Feature Interview: As the Pickering Nuclear Power Station reaches the end of its design life in 2014, Ontario Power Generation looks to extend its operations past that date. Angela Bischoff of the Clean Air Alliance of Ontario speaks to Christian Deo about the issues and dangers of keeping Pickering online.
Independent Arts Report: ‘Ordinary Woman, Extraordinary Dreams’ is a documentary that follows Maggie Sofea, paralyzed in a diving accident at age 11, as she reconnects with her First Nations community in Northwestern Ontario. Christian Deo speaks to Darren Lillington, one of Maggie’s caretakers, about the making of the film. It screens at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on Monday September 30th at 6:00pm. Director Jim Hyder and collaborating director Maggie Sofea will participate in a Q&A following the screening.
[images via http://tarekandjohn.com/, http://bloorcinema.com/ & wikipedia]
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