Tag Archives: Great Lakes

60,000 tons of dangerous radioactive waste sits on Great Lakes shores via The Detroit Free Press

By Keith Matheny […] “It’s actually the most dangerous waste produced by any industry in the history of the Earth,” said Gordon Edwards, president of the nonprofit Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility. The spent nuclear fuel is partly from 15 … Continue reading

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Plan to store nuclear waste near Great Lakes proves radioactive via The Washington Post

KINCARDINE, Ontario — If there was an off-key moment during the otherwise flawlessly executed trip to the U.S. Capitol this spring by the new Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, it might have come when he was cornered by Rep. Debbie … Continue reading

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Radioactive chemicals in Great Lakes need special designation, groups say via CBC News

Uranium or plutonium can cause cancer, birth defects and genetic mutations in people and animals The tracking of dangerous radioactive substances in the Great Lakes basin is woefully inadequate given the intensive nuclear activity in the area, environmental and health … Continue reading

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Petition Urges Canada to Abandon Nuclear Storage Plan Near Great Lakes via Sputnik

The 6,000 pages of signatures are those people alarmed by a proposal to the city of Ottawa by local utility Ontario Power Generation to store nuclear waste in an underground facility on the Bruce Peninsula. Signers note that a spill would contaminate a water source affecting 40 million … Continue reading

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17 comments 1909 treaty could force Canada to rethink Lake Huron nuclear waste dump via mlive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A 100-plus year old treaty could act as the legal basis for stopping a proposed nuclear waste repository on the Canadian side of Lake Huron, according to one of Michigan’s two Democratic U.S. senators. Sen. Debbie … Continue reading

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A Nuclear Waste Dump on the Shore of the Great Lakes? via Global Research

This “out of sight, out of mind” mentality must end. We can’t continue to dump garbage into the oceans, waterways and air or bury it in the ground and hope it will disappear. Is dilution really the solution to pollution—especially … Continue reading

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