Ontario’s lack of readiness for nuclear emergencies is a frightening situation that should alarm every resident, especially those in Southwestern Ontario, says Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley. “The province preaches to municipalities about emergency plans. It turns out the preacher isn’t following his own gospel,” Bradley said Thursday. Bradley joined a chorus of critics slamming the Liberal government a day after Ontario’s auditor general revealed shortcomings in provincial emergency and nuclear response plans, concluding it’s not ready for a large-scale emergency. Southwestern Ontario is home to the world’s largest operating nuclear plant, the Bruce nuclear complex near Kincardine.
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Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, Oregon Mayor Michael Seferian, Port Clinton Mayor Hugh Wheeler, Jr., and Sandusky, Mich. Mayor Thomas Lukshaitis are among 104 elected officials who signed a new letter imploring the Trudeau administration to stop Ontario Power Generation from burying low and intermediate-level nuclear waste a mile from Lake Huron. OBJECT Ontario Power Generation — Canada’s largest utility — wants to build a deep underground bunker on the site of its massive eight-reactor Bruce nuclear power complex in Kincardine, Ont., about a four-hour drive north of Toledo. The radioactive waste, much of which is now being stored in above-ground vaults, would be sent down a half-mile shaft into a permanent structure called a Deep Geologic Repository, or DGR. The proposal has garnered controversy because of its proximity to the Great Lakes, the primary source of drinking water for 30 million Americans and 10 million Canadians.
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