Members of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation have voted against a proposal to host a deep geologic repository at Bruce Power. Out of 1,232 total votes, just 170 voted “yes”, while 1,058 voted “no”, with four spoiled ballots. In a release, Chief Lester Anoquot says “This vote was a historic milestone and momentous victory for our People. We worked for many years for our right to exercise jurisdiction in our Territory and the free, prior and informed consent of our People will be recognized”. Ontario Power Generation spokesperson Fred Kuntz says “OPG respects the decision of the SON community. We followed SON’s process. So we will uphold our 2013 commitment not to proceed with the DGR at the Bruce site without their support, and now we will move forward to develop an alternate solution”.
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