Ontario Politicians Surveyed About Bruce DGR

The Canadian Environmental Law Association has released a policy survey of Ontario’s political leaders on the Ontario Power Generation proposal to bury nuclear waste under the Bruce Power site beside Lake Huron.
Executive Director Theresa McClenaghan says the survey was put together by a number of groups concerned that no other alternatives were considered.

She says it’s important for people to consider this issue in Thursday’s provincial election, because the OPG will have to pass on the 2-billion dollar cost to electricity consumers.

The Liberals will await the results of the the current environmental review before deciding the next step. The NDP and the Green party both promise an independent examination of alternatives to the proposed site.

The Progressive Conservatives suggest they are open to further discussion on the issue.

The survey was put together by Greenpeace, Northwatch, Citizen’s Clearinghouse on Waste Management, The Inverhuron Committee, Save our Saugeen Shores, and the Huron Grey Bruce Citizens Committee on Nuclear Waste.