Nuclear Energy

In August 2017, the Cities Initiative submitted comments to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement regarding the Chalk River Near Surface Disposal Facility Project. The comments presented are being expressed as a constructive contribution to the health and safety of the invaluable freshwater resource of the Great Lakes and St.Lawrence basin. They should not be interpreted as support or opposition to the project.

Chalk River NSDF project-GLSLCI Comments – Final


In March 2017, the Cities Initiative submitted comments to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency regarding the proposed Deep Geologic Repository in Kincardine, Ontario. The comments reflected the Cities Initiative's desire to see a solution that mitigates the risk of contamination to both the people and the waters of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence basin to the greatest extent possible.

Cities Initiative Comments on DGR – March 6, 2017


In May 2015, the Cities Initiative issued a statement on the Deep Geologic Repository for nuclear waste near Kincardine, Ontario. The Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) is a proposed nuclear waste storage facility that would be located deep underground near the Great Lakes.

Cities Initiative Statement on the Kincardine Deep Geologic Repository – May 12, 2015

Written Statement in Support of Oral Argument on the Deep Geologic Repository – August 13, 2013

Letter to Joint Review Panel on the Deep Geologic Repository – May 24, 2013


In 2010, the Cities Initiative commented on the Bruce Power Shipment of nuclear waste. The Bruce Power nuclear plant in Bruce County, Ontario, proposed a shipment of contaminated steam generators from its plant to a facility in Sweden. The Cities Initiative expressed concern about the safety of shipping this large quantity of contaminated nuclear material through the Great Lakes Region.