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100+ groups want Great Lakes protected from radioactive materials

More than 100 organizations from around the Great Lakes are calling on the Canadian and American governments to list radionuclides as a “chemical of mutual concern” under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The groups’ call is supported by a new report outlining the shortcomings of current efforts to track radionuclides and explaining what needs to be done to properly monitor these dangerous substances in our Great Lakes.

The Great Lakes basin is a hotbed for nuclear-related activity, with more than 30 nuclear generating stations, fuel processing facilities, waste disposal and uranium mine tailing sites scattered around the four lower lakes.

  • Read the Media Release (March 2, 2016) from Beyond Nuclear and the Canadian Environmental Law Association
  • Read the New Report from Canadian Environmental Law Association‘s John Jackson
  • Read the 110 organizations’ group Submission