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Friday, January 13, 2017

SOS slams OPG plan

Regional | by Craig Power  

Members claim OPG is violating Canadian Environmental Assessment laws.

A local group against the dumping & storage of nuclear waste along the shores of Lake Huron is calling for the Federal Government to take action.

The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change instructed OPG to report back within 11 months on alternate sites for a Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) other than the proposed site at Bruce Power near Tiverton.

But Rod McLeod, a former Ontario Deputy Minister of the Environment AND Director of SOS Great Lakes feels OPG is in violation of Canadian Environment Assessment Laws.

He says from day one OPG has failed to look at alternate sites and the law requires them to do so stating the decision to place a DGR at the Bruce site is not theirs to make; he says it's ultimately up to the Federal Government and Cabinet to make that decision.

McLeod says there are multiple breaches of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act by OPG and failure to designate alternate sites is only one of them.

He says this government should be telling OPG to correct all those errors including this one.

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