Why we should care about the smelly water in Flint, Michigan (January 2016)

The water crisis there puts the spotlight on opposition Ontario Power Generation’s plan to store low level nuclear waste near Lake Huron.

Just try to overstate the water crisis in Flint, Mich.

That regulatory authorities would turn a blind eye to what can simply be described as knowingly poisoning children through lead excrescence from water pipes is an atrocity of epic proportions. And one that will play out over the years and decades. Any child who drank Flint water has been exposed to lead. The number runs close to 10,000…

I’m betting that Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is paying close attention to all this. Why? Two words. Lake. Huron.

The flip side of the dirty water Flint River scandal is the historic reliance on water from the Great Lakes. DWSD was piping Lake Huron water to Flint and the planned KWA pipeline would do the same. The bigger picture: about 40 million Canadians and Americans rely on the Great Lakes for their drinking water.

The flip side of the dirty water Flint River scandal is the historic reliance on water from the Great Lakes. DWSD was piping Lake Huron water to Flint and the planned KWA pipeline would do the same. The bigger picture: about 40 million Canadians and Americans rely on the Great Lakes for their drinking water.

Long before the Flint story broke, political opposition was mounting in Michigan to a plan this side of the border that would see Ontario Power Generation sink a so-called deep geological repository little more than a kilometre from the shores of Lake Huron on the edge of the Michigan Basin…

Excerpted; Read the full story

By: Jennifer Wells Business Columnist, Published on Tue Jan 19 2016, as posted at http://www.thestar.com/business/2016/01/19/why-we-should-care-about-the-smelly-water-in-flint-michigan.html

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