- Published: Monday, 01 September 2014 14:29
- Written by Letter to the Editor
Meaford joins Blue Mountains on Nuclear Wastes. Last month July 28, the Municipality of Meaford passed a Resolution NOT TO SUPPORT the Deep Geological Repository (DGR) for (low and intermediate level nuclear wastes). The plan by Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is to bury nuclear wastes 560 metres deep and 1.2 km from Lake Huron, a source of fresh water for more than 40 million people living around the Great Lakes in Canada and the United States.
Before my deputation to Meaford council, I have submitted many documents about nuclear wastes in Canada and around the world. What was disturbing were two recent discoveries- First, was Mr. frank Greeningl letter to the Joint Review Panel (JRP) chaired by Ms. Stella Swanson. Mr. Greening with a PhD in chemistry worked for Ontario Hydro and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for more than 30 years as their Chemist. He stated that the inventory of nuclear wastes were significantly underestimated.