New Call To Reject Proposed Nuclear DumpNovember 30, 2017 1:35pm
Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley has taken the lead in renewed opposition against a proposed nuclear repository less than a mile away from Lake Huron at Kincardine.
Bradley, on behalf of 104 other mayors and elected officials representing over 16-million people on both sides of the border, has sent a letter to Environment Minister Catherine McKenna.
They’re asking her to reject Ontario Power Generation’s proposal.
“We understand that negotiations are ongoing with the Saugeen First Nation and we want to make it very clear to the Trudeau government, which was elected on an environmental platform, that allowing the repository to proceed would be extremely destructive and result in a huge outcry on both sides of the border,” says Bradley.
This marks the first time Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver has signed a letter of opposition.
“Having the mayor of Flint joining us from a city that has gone through a horrific situation with lead tainted water sends a very clear message,” says Bradley.
Bradley says this is the first time McKenna has been contacted.