Nuclear Energy

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.