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Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump

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This is a petition against the Ontario Power Generation, and this company is planning to dump nuclear waste beside Lake Huron, which is one of the five great lakes, and all of these great lakes provide fresh water for 40 million people. People living in the area do not want this dumping to take place because the freshwater that a lot of people receive will become undrinkable, and even aquatic life in the lake will die. And so, the locals decided to start a petition against the dumping.

Reasons to be concerned:

Radioactive waste beside Lake Huron - It is universally acknowledged that nuclear waste must be kept away from water circulating through the environment of living things since water is seen as the main vehicle for eventual dissolution and dissemination of radiotoxic pollutants. Great Lakes communities in Canada and the United States obtaining drinking water from the Great Lakes should be deeply concerned about Ontario Power Generation plan to bury radioactive nuclear waste. Degradation of the site over time or a serious accident or incident at the underground Nuclear Waste Dumpsite would affect Lake Huron and all interconnected waters of the Great Lakes

Buried Radioactive waste is forever toxic- Nuclear waste remains toxic for 100,000 years. Ontario Power Generation defines intermediate-level nuclear waste to include resins, filters and irradiated components from within the nuclear reactors themselves. Some of the intermediate-level nuclear waste is almost as toxic and radioactive as the high level radioactive nuclear-spent fuel from inside nuclear reactors.

International Impacts- Forty million citizens in the Great Lakes communities in Canada and the United States are at risk and have not been consulted. It had even come to a point where it was mentioned in a report that the United States and Canada should aim for the virtual elimination of those man-made substances through a policy of zero discharge, on the basis of a "precautionary approach." The report stated that The management of radionuclides, including the temporary and long-term storage of nuclear wastes, is a matter of public concern.

Another dump Planned- Ontario Power Generation Nuclear Waste Management Organization is planning to establish a second underground Nuclear Waste Dump, which they call DGR2, that will be used to bury irradiated nuclear fuel, or high-level waste. If the Canadian government is convinced that burying intermediate level radioactive nuclear waste approximately 400 metres from Lake Huron is safe, then a precedent may be set for the burying of high level radioactive nuclear waste beside the Great Lakes.

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