Monday, October 28, 2013

Great Lakes water supply threatened

I heard about this from a friend living overseas and was shocked that is hasn't been covered very much in the Canadian news. Why?

Ontario Power Generation is lobbying the Canadian government for approval of its plan to bury radioactive nuclear waste under the Bruce Nuclear Power Plant, located on the shore of Lake Huron in the municipality of Kincardine. The Bruce Nuclear Generating Station is now the largest operating nuclear power plant in the world and home to the Western Waste Management Facility (WWMF) for all 20 of the nuclear reactors operated by the Ontario Power Generation.

This company believes encasing the radioactive waste in limestone will stop it from leaking into Lake Huron, which, together with Lakes Superior, Michigan, Erie, and Ontario, comprises 21 percent of the world's water supply. This threatens the water supply for tens of millions of Canadian and American.

Even if you don't live in Ontario, you will be effected since this water flows southward and eastward, eventually connecting to the Atlantic Ocean through the St. Lawrence Seaway. 

Why hasn't then been debated in parliament?  Will we even remember this Senate scandal when there is no access to fresh water? Send a message to your MP and ask them why this is not being debated in the House of Commons.

For more information:

Visit the STOP THE GREAT LAKES NUCLEAR DUMP to sign their petition.

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