Great Lakes basin “deep trouble”

Great Lakes basin “deep trouble”

Carol Szparaga  

Staff Writer

SC4’s Green Team and the Blue Water Sierra Club co-sponsored Brennain Lloyd, project coordinator of North Watch, and John Jackson, interim executive director and director of Clean Productions and Toxics, Great Lakes United, held a presentation on campus in the M-TEC Building on Sept. 30, 2012.

Approximately 50 people attended this presentation.

The presentation included information about Ontario Power Generation seeking official approval from the Canadian government for a proposal to locate 200,000 cubic meters of radioactive waste below the Bruce Nuclear Generating station, approximately 50 miles from Lake Huron shoreline.

This will cause health concerns for residence along the shoreline, not to mention environmental issues.

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Among these concerns are poor quality of water for drinking, and the possibility of closing many beaches with any type of leakage of the radioactive material.

The proposal is scheduled to be put forward in 2013.

The proposed nuclear waste burial site would be located adjacent to the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station near Kincardine, Ontario, on Lake Huron.

If you would like to address your concerns, feel free to attend the Blue Waters Sierra Club’s next meeting, which will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. at the Acheson Community Resource Room, 514 McMorran Blvd. This event is open to the public.

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