Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012

By Jim Bloch, Voice Reporter

The dangers to the Blue Water Area posed by nuclear power move to the front burner this weekend as two prominent anti-nuclear activists visit St. Clair County Community College.

Brennain Lloyd, program coordinator of Northwatch, and John Jackson, interim executive director of Great Lakes United, will speak on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 150 of the MTEC Building, St. Clair County Community College.

Their presentation is entitled “Deep Trouble – Nuclear Waste Burial in the Great Lakes Basin.”

The pair will discuss a proposal by Ontario Power Generation to build an underground repository for 200,000 cubic meters of regional nuclear waste near the Bruce Peninsula, about 120 miles north-northeast from Port Huron. They will also talk about the nuclear industry’s efforts to build dumpsites for all of Canada’s high-level radioactive waste, possibly on shores of Lake Huron; 15 of the 21 communities under consideration for the dump are in the Great Lakes Basin.

SC4’s Green Team and Blue Water Sierra Club are sponsoring the presentations.


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