Kildee & nuclear waste at Lake Huron

Good morning:

As an FYI, Congressman Dan Kildee will be hosting a press conference on the UM-Flint campus on Wed, August 19th at 10am to discuss a proposal by the Canadian government to construct a permanent nuclear waste site on their side of Lake Huron.  The event will take place at the south end of the foot bridge that crosses the Flint River.

UM-Flint is only providing a space for the press conference and is not taking an active role in the event itself.

As you may already know, the Canadian government has been considering building a permanent nuclear waste site less than a mile from the shores of Lake Huron.

Congressman Dan Kildee is holding a press conference on Wednesday August 19that 10:00 a.m. on the campus of UM – Flint, in front of the Flint River Trail Bridge near 106 E. Boulevard Drive, Flint, MI.

Final approval for Ontario Power Generation’s initial permit is currently being considered by the Canadian Minister of Environment. The Minister has invited the public to comment on the project until September 1st.

The press conference will provide information to the public regarding the project and ways they can submit their comments to be considered during the environmental assessment stage in the process. Media will be invited to attend.

In April, Kildee introduced a bipartisan resolution asking the President and Secretary of State to work with the Canadian government to find an alternate location for the nuclear waste site outside of the Great Lakes basin. His resolution has the support of 11 Democrats and 11 Republicans from every Great Lakes state. Additionally, state, tribal, county and local governments have passed over 165 resolutions to date – in both the U.S. and Canada – opposing the proposed location of the nuclear waste site. While these resolutions can make a powerful statement, so too can your individual comments.

The public can make their comments heard to the Minister of Environment by submitting them to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency by September 1, 2015.  Comments can be mailed to the following address and email:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 22nd Floor, 160 Elgin Street, Ottawa ON K1A 0H3

Please share this information and invite others to the press conference on Wednesday, August 19th at 10:00 a.m. at 106 E. Boulevard Drive, Flint, MI. A map of the location can be found at the following website.

Parking will be available in flat lot next to the U of M – Flint Recreation Center on the corner of Campus Dr. and E. Boulevard Drive.

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