Sept. 22nd town hall in Sebewaing to focus on proposed Canadian nuclear waste dump
Michigan’s abundance of natural resources, especially the Great Lakes, is a source of strength for our economy, ecosystem and way of life.
The Great Lakes constitute the largest fresh water system in the world, topped only by the polar ice caps, and their importance cannot be understated. That’s why as I previously reported Michigan is leading U.S. opposition to a proposed underground nuclear waste repository in Kincardine, Ontario, less than a mile from the shores of Lake Huron and directly across from Michigan lakeshore residents.
Sen. Phil Pavlov and I have sponsored legislation (SR 150, SR 151, SCR 16, SCR 17, SB 948) to secure action on the project by the International Joint Commission and the Great Lakes Commission, and to strengthen Michigan’s own ban on the importation of radioactive waste.
Please join us for a Town Hall on Protecting Our Great Lakes on Monday, September 22, from 6:30p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sebewaing Township Hall, 14 East Sharpsteen Street, Sebewaing 48759. The town hall is a continuation of very successful series of events we have hosted around the state and will provide details on the project, efforts to relocate it and steps the public can take to get involved.
The event is open to the public and no RSVP is required. For more information, please feel free to contact my office at (517) 373-1777.