Stabenow attempts to halt Lake Huron nuclear dump with century old treaty

StabenowSenator Debbie Stabenow is once again attempting to stop construction of Ontario Power Generation’s proposed nuclear dump on the shores of Lake Huron.

She introduced the ‘Stop Nuclear Waste by our Lakes Act’. It invokes a century old treaty between the U.S and Canada on Great Lakes issues.

Executive Director of For Love of Water Liz Kirkwood said this is a perfect use of the treaty.

“These are our shared common waters. There are 40-million residents both on the Canadian and U.S side. The purpose of the Boundary Waters Treaty back in 1909 was exactly to deal with disputes for how each country decides to use the waters.”

The proposed nuclear dump is currently under review by the Canadian Minister of the Environment.

If the ‘Stop Nuclear Waste’ bill passes, the International Joint Commission would render a decision on the dump before the Canadian minister announces her opinion.

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