** Note: Recent items about the WIPP leak issues are being added in because this nuke waste storage facility in New Mexico is seen (by the nuke industry) as some kind of standard-bearer. Like the proposed DGR’s big brother or something. But Oops! Big Brother has failed. After only 15 years, no less.
** Additions to this are being made often! (Scroll down below the ***** to see recent additions.)
Dec. 15/13: ** Webcast & transcripts at this spot on CNSC Web site.
A lot of media attention is being paid to this issue.
Just providing links to a summary of news items I’ve seen (thanks to friends!) since the DGR hearing began on September 16th. 2 previous posts (Courage is Contagious! & DGR: Kincardine-area Resident Speaks Out) have been about the DGR Hearing currently taking place in beautiful Kincardine, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Huron.
(It’s a plan to dump nuclear waste within a kilometre of Lake Huron. For many, it’s not the DGR but the DUD – Deep Underground Dump. Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians has said “…this is an act of insanity, this would be a crime against future generations, this is a crime against nature.” I think Ms. Barlow has put this rather well.)
OK. The news items. Most recent is at the top (I am adding them in as I hear of them).
& please note: At this link on the Save Our Saugeen Shores site there is also a media summary. Not sure if our lists are the same, & no time to pore over both – best you check both to be sure you see all there is! (This can all be rather confusing: the nuke boyz are looking for 2 nuke dump sites, 1 for so-called “low” & “intermediate-level waste,” one for used fuel or “high” level waste. This posting & my others on this blog are about the so-called “low” & “intermediate” level DGR planned for beside Lake Huron, near Kincardine. Check out Know Nuclear Waste for tons more great info about the waste search/scene.)
August 28/14. Congressman will unveil major plan to block nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron (The Macomb Daily)
August 23/14. Sen. Phil Pavlov leads outcry against nuclear waste dump (The Voice, Michigan)
August 18/14. WIPP employee sues over respiratory issues (August 2014)
August 6/14. Lake Huron nuclear dump scheme in trouble: Walkom (Toronto Star)
August 2/14. Michigan legislators, residents protest nuclear waste facility on shores of Lake Huron (Times Herald)
July 16/14. A Nuclear Waste Dump on the Shore of the Great Lakes? (EcoWatch newsletter/David Suzuki)
July 14/14. Nuclear plan unsafe, panel hears (Globe & Mail)
June 27/14. Great Lakes Communities Struggle in Fight Against Proposed Nuclear Waste Facility (Nation of Change)
June 15/14. Closure of WIPP casts long shadow (Albuquerque Journal)
June 13/14. (The Voice News) Michigan Senate unanimously passes legislation opposing Canadian nuclear waste dump
June 5/14. Breaking Bad: A Nuclear Waste Disaster (DC Bureau National Security News Service)
June 2/14. Nuclear Radiation Releases Continue in New Mexico (Reader Supported News)
May 30/14. More hearings in the works for nuke site under Great Lakes basin (Daily Tribune)
May 27/14. Nuclear-waste facility on high alert over risk of new explosions (Nature – International weekly journal of science)
May 21/14. Michigan lawmakers step up fight against nuke dump (CTV news clip + text)
May 20/14. 53 Million Gallons Of Nuclear Waste May Soon Be Stored Right Next To The Great Lakes (The Huffington Post)
May 20/14. Plan to store nuclear waste near Great Lakes is drawing fire (Detroit Free Press)
May 17/14. Lawmakers protest Ontario nuclear dump (The Times Herald)
May 16/14. Dr. Gordon Edwards: Maxims for thinking about toxic industries and their waste (The Voice, Michigan)
May 14/14. Scientist sheds new light on proposed nuclear waste site on Lake Huron (radio interview)
May 1/14. County opposes proposed nuclear waste facility near Lake Huron (Huron County View)
May 1/14. Nuclear waste site should be moved away from Great Lakes Oakland Press (Michigan)
May 1/14. Dr. Gordon Edwards: The eternal legacy of nuclear waste (The Voice, Michigan)
May 1/14. DOE ‘exacerbated’ lax safety culture tied to nuclear waste accident (Fierce Homeland Security Newsletter)
April 2014. U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) Accident Investigation Report (WIPP leaks)
April 25/14. What’s wrong with proposed nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron? (The Voice, Michigan)
April 18/14. Proposed nuclear waste site triggers fears for Great Lakes Drinking Water (Windsor Star)
April 18/14. Leak from nuclear waste site would be diluted: experts. (Toronto Star)
April 4/14. Dr. Gordon Edwards, star of Canadian anti-nuke movement, to speak at SC4 (The Voice, Michigan)
April 2/14. Updated map showing communities opposing the DUD (Deep Underground Dump).
March 25/14. Nuclear Waste Panel Wants More Answers - A panel considering a nuclear waste site near Kincardine wants more information following an accident at a site in New Mexico.
March 17/14. Reader View: WIPP accident cause for concern
March 7/14. U.S. radiation leak raises Ontario questions
Feb. 26/14. United Tribes of Michigan Joins in Resistance to OPG’s Proposed Nuclear Dump [news release]
Feb. 20/14. Trace of Plutonium is detected outside WIPP
Feb. 10/14. Update planned on nuke dump
Jan. 6/14. Nuclear Waste Decisions Loom
Nov. 26/13. AP “Big Story”: Nuclear Waste Burial Debate Produces Odd Alliances
Nov. 21/13. Don’t Bury Waste Near Our Water Supply
Nov. 20/13. Video News Clip of London, Ont. meeting
Nov. 12/13. Lakeside Nuclear Waste a risk worth protesting
Oct. 30/13. SON delivers closing remarks in DGR hearings
Oct. 30/13. OPG looking to bury nuclear waste
Oct. 29/13. Nuclear site is safe, panel told
Oct. 22/13. Senators against proposed nuclear site
Sept. 30/13. U-S Politicians at DGR Hearing
Sept. 27/13. Nuclear Dumb and Dumber
Sept. 26/13. Nuclear waste hearing is valid, says OPG
Sept. 21/13. OPP quiz opponents to Lake Huron nuclear dump prior to hearings
Sept. 20/13. Nuclear waste: Hearings raising lots of new questions. A few days of hearings into plans for a nuclear waste site in Ontario have raised more questions than they’ve answered
Sept. 19/13. Planned Ontario nuclear waste dump hits heavy weather It won’t be just irradiated mops that are buried in Ontario Power Generation’s proposed Lake Huron nuclear waste dump
Sept. 17/13. First Nations reveal concern at DGR hearing
Sept. 13/13. Kincardine nuclear waste site debate heats up
** if I’ve missed out on any, please let me know via a comment to the blog!
** NOTE: Sign the petition to stop this at Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump site.
To find all other Hearing Documents (quite a lot here) including daily agendas, transcripts of past hearing sessions & other documents generated by the Hearings, go to the Hearing Documents page.