Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Takes Stand against Nuclear Waste & Contamination of Great Lakes

Great-Lakes-St-Lawrence-River-BasinISABELLA INDIAN RESERVATION — The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe takes a stand against nuclear waste and contamination of the Great lakes. In a “Town Hall” meeting with Michigan lawmakers in Lansing, Tribal Chief, Steve Pego made assurances that the Tribe is a solid partner on creating awareness and defeating the efforts of One Canadian Province to bring contaminants to their city and the Great Lakes shores.

State Senators Mike Green and Phil Pavlov are leading the efforts to help stop the construction of a Canadian nuclear waste dump on the Canadian shores of Lake Huron. Ontario Power Generation plans to bury seven million cubic feet of nuclear waste under the Bruce Nuclear Power Station site less than a mile from the shore in Kincardine, Ontario directly across Lake Huron from Tawas City.

“Less than a mile from shore is where they are proposing dumping over 50 million tons of radioactive waste. We need to stop it,” stated Tribal Chief Steve Pego.

Senate Bill 948 and other measures would urge the President and Congress to start an investigation of the proposed facility.  Encourage the creation of a Great Lakes advisory board to study the impacts of such a facility.  Demand bans the importation of radioactive waste into Michigan.  Ban the long-term disposal of all-level radioactive waste in Michigan.  These are just a few of the measures we can take to ensure a future for our children and our grandchildren.

Go to www.ProtectLakeHuron.com, for information and sign the online petition.  The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe will post updates to its web-site at www.sagchip.org  together we can make a difference

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