A Comment on Geologic Repository
I was reading in the May issue of the CCPA Monitor that Ontario Power
Generation is applying to have a nuclear waste containment facility at
its Bruce Nuclear plant in Kincardine. They have to apply to the
Ministry of Environment for their permit following a review to see 'if'
there are any environmental effects. They're calling it a 'geologic
depository'. The public have until June 18 to write the ministry with
The West Kootenay where we live is 'downwind' from the Hanford Nuclear Reserve and consequently has a higher than average cancer rate, with many people dying in their '50s.
Hanford just recently had an accident when contractors who were
transporting nuclear waste from an old to a new containment facility had
a spillage. We live downriver on the same Columbia River system, so
there is likely also some degree of groundwater pollution. Luckily in
New Denver we're far enough away that we live right in the water source
itself in the tops of the Valhalla Mountain Range.
Written comments are invited from concerned citizens on this project, mailed or faxed to:
Geologic Repository Project, Canadian