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Record #: SR2014-892   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 12/10/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
Final action: 1/21/2015
Title: Expression of opposition to proposed construction of nuclear waste repositories in Great Lakes Basin, Canada, United States of America or any First Nation property
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Attachments: 1. SR2014-892.pdf, 2. R2014-892.pdf
BE IT RESOLVED, That, to protect the Great Lakes and its tributaries, we, the Mayor and Members of the Chicago City Council, urge that neither this proposed nuclear waste repository at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station site nor any other underground nuclear waste repository be constructed in the Great Lakes Basin, in Canada, in the United States, or in any First Nation property.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we urge the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario to reject, and seek alternatives to, Ontario Power Generation's proposal to bury and abandon radioactive nuclear waste in the Great Lakes Basin.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Premier of Ontario, the Prime Minister of Canada, Canada's Federal Minister ofthe Environment, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, the President ofthe United States, the United States Secretary of State, the President ofthe United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the members of the. Illinois congressional delegation, the governors or premiers and the legislative majority leaders, in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ontario, and Quebec, the Board of Directors ofthe Great Lakes Commission, all Members of Ontario's Provincial Parliament and all Members of Canada's Parliament, and to the Joint Review Panel Deep Geological Repository for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste Case Reference Number 17520, c/o Panel Co-Manager, Ms. Debra Myles.

WHEREAS, Ontario Power Generation (OPG), a corporation wholly owned by the Province of Ontario, is proposing to construct a deep geologic repository (DGR) and bury and abandon in the DGR all of Ontario's low and intermediate level radioactive nuclear waste, some of which will remain highly radioactive and toxic for over 100,000 years. The proposed site is located a...

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