Recently, the International Joint Commission (IJC) held public hearings to hear ideas on how the Great Lakes are being taken care of, and what still needs to be done. They heard plenty.
Carol Izant, Co-Chair of the Alliance to Halt Fermi 3 said, “Our overall concern is with the problem of routine radioactive nuclear releases from the 30 nuclear power plants along the shores of the Great Lakes.” She also said, “The IJC doesn’t consider radionuclides to be a chemical of mutual concern so they are not able to dial up the dollars to do the science to test and measure the impact of nukes on the Great Lakes Basin.” She continued, “Since nuclear power is the most expensive form of energy, it’s like they built a mansion but they forgot to put in the toilet.”
In short, she wants the IJC to make specific recommendations to keep nuclear waste out of the Great Lakes. Below, we have a video.
For a more complete story on these hearings, we recommend an article by Mary Ellen Geist in Great Lakes Now.
Featured image photo credit: Great Lakes Now