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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Steam Generator Opposition

Regional | by Bayshore News Staff  

New Democrats attack Liberals at Queens Park for inaction on steam generator plan.

The Provincial NDP's Energy and Environment Critic is calling out the Ontario government on Bruce Power's plan to ship radioactive generators through the Great Lakes.

MPP Peter Tabuns tells Bayshore Broadcasting News the government should be responsible and stop the shipment because the generators were originally owned by the province.

At Queen's Park on Tuesday -- Tabuns told the Liberal government they had the power to stop the shipments and they should be doing more to make sure it doesn't happen.

Tabuns says there are lots of opportunities to pull the plug on this plan, by denying transportation certificates or calling for environmental assessments.

Ontario Energy Minister Brad Duguid says he wrote a letter to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to ensure the safety concerns of Ontarians were addressed.

Duguid defended his actions by saying CNSC was the authority on the matter.

But Duguid also attacked the New Democrats by suggesting Tabuns comments were another "anti nuclear rant."

Tabuns believes he has a lot of support in the legislature, because what happens on the Great Lakes affects a lot of people in Ontario.

The New Democrat MPP claims the government is being irresponsible by allowing the shipment to go through and pushing the responsibility to the federal government is a dereliction of duty.


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