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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. Continue reading

Nuclear dump decision delayed until December

A decision has been pushed back on whether to allow construction of a nuclear waste dump near the shores of Lake Huron.

The Canadian Minister of the Environment has been given a three-month extension on deciding the fate of the low-to- intermediate level nuclear dump.

The extension is intended to allow a public comment period focusing on input from the aboriginal nations involved.

The comment period ends September 1st, and the Minister’s decision is expected by December 2nd.

For all of our coverage of the dump, visit here.

Nuclear dump assessment results made public

Ontario Power Generation’s, or OPG’s, proposed nuclear dump has been declared safe enough to construct by a Canadian Joint Review Panel of scientists.

The panel submitted over 400 pages of analysis to the Minister. She now has 4 months to decide whether or not to grant OPG a permit to construct.

The panel recommended numerous plans of action that OPG will need to account for if they want to retain their accepted status.

It’s important to remember OPG is only requesting a permit to build the facility.

They will need to go through another assessment to earn a permit to use it.

For more of our continuing coverage of the dump, click here.

Canadian joint review panel releases recomendations

After two years of hearings and arguments, a recommendation was released Wednesday, May 6th, on building a nuclear waste dump near Lake Huron.

A Canadian Panel was tasked with assessing the proposal for a nuclear dump which would be run by Ontario Power Generation – or OPG.

The Canadian Minister of the Environment will review the panel’s recommendations and issue a decision on whether or not to allow a nuclear dump within the Lake Huron watershed.

We’ll have a more detailed description of the panel’s recommendations once the documents are made public.

To look at our continuing coverage of the dump, click here.

14th annual environmental summit taking place at LSSU

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Residents of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Ontario are invited to come to Lake Superior State University for the 14th annual Environmental Summit. The free summit is designed to show residents what scientists and students from LSSU have been doing on the St. Mary’s River. It will also give residents a chance to learn how to care for the river.

Starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 27 at the Cisler Center, residents will be able to interact with local organizations to better understand the river’s ecology. One organization is the Aquatic Research Laboratory, who will be providing information on the salmon fish hatchery on the river.

Students from LSSU will also have a chance to speak on the river and showcase their research.

Dr. Sheri Glowinski is an assistant professor of Biology Sciences at Lake Superior State University. She is also the coordinator for the Michigan side of the Bi-national Public Advisory Council. Both organizations are sponsoring the event.

“(It’s important) for the community to understand the major environmental issues that are facing the St. Mary’s watershed.”

Glowinski has set up this entire event and is excited to get the public educated about the St. Mary’s river.

Following the summit is a Health and Harvest Fair, where farms and other health related organizations will be presenting on healthy eating.

Controversy surrounds proposed location of nuclear waste dump near Lake Huron shore

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Controversy surrounding a proposed nuclear waste dump that would be built near the Lake Huron Shoreline in Ontario is heating up.

The main issue surrounding Ontario Power Generation’s, or OPG’s, proposed nuclear dump can be boiled down to three things.
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