Port Elgin Man Demands Citizens Vote On Nuclear Waste Storage Plan

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A Port Elgin resident is calling on Bruce County Council to allow residents to vote on hosting a deep geologic repository for nuclear waste.

John Mann says the county held illegal meetings about the project, and left the citizens of the county out of the process at a critical point in the proceedings.

Mann says in light of the ruling of illegal meetings, the county needs to withdraw any letters of support for the DGR from consideration before the joint review panel.

He says citizens of the community should be running and participating in the process, adding that the county’s actions are a violation of the charter of rights and due process.

He asks that the county demand the entire process start over.

Mann was scheduled to speak at today’s county council meeting.

Mann calls it alarming that Bruce County council and the mayors of the county denied wrongdoing, and made citizens pay for an investigation into the unlawful meetings.

Mann also claims the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission CEO stated five years ago, he hoped to see all Bruce County mayors at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the OPG DGR.

Man says the commission is supposed to be neutral, but the process shows the organization to be more of a cheerleader for Ontario Power Generation.