Lawmaker speaks out against contamination of Lake Huron waters
PIGEON - The Canadian Deep Geologic Repository Joint Review Panel has accepted written testimony from state Representative Terry Brown (D-Pigeon) warning against a proposed nuclear waste repository in Ontario less than a mile from Lake Huron. In his testimony, Brown voiced concerns that radioactive material could leak from the site - as it did from a similar facility in New Mexico - and contaminate the lake.
“I am pleased that our regional perspective on this potentially dangerous nuclear waste site will be heard.” said Brown. “Michigan’s Great Lakes are key to our state’s identity, and they are one of our greatest treasures. We must keep them clean and beautiful. As a legislator, and voice for Thumb-area residents, I vow to fight hard to see that our lakes are protected.”
In the Legislature, Brown has co-sponsored a resolution urging Congress to oppose the construction of the waste site and asking Ontario Power Generation to find a new way to contain the waste. According to the Detroit Free Press, the Great Lakes are the source of drinking water for 24 million people in the U.S. and allow for Michigan’s $2 billion fishing economy, $4 billion boating economy and $18 billion tourism economy.
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