MASSE DELIVERS PETITIONS OPPOSED TO OPG's PROPOSED DEEP GEOLOGIC REPOSITORY

 

    Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present. The first petition is from hundreds of citizens who are concerned about Ontario Power Generation's proposal to construct a deep geological repository on Lake Huron by the Great Lakes. This affects an estimated 40 million Canadians and Americans, and will cost $7 billion. The petitioners are calling for a more robust review process because the proposal would put radioactive nuclear waste next to our freshwater supply as well as a commercial artery that is important to our country.