Nuclear Safety Great Lakes

Is Ontario prepared for a nuclear emergency?

May 18, 2017 – Over 40 public interest organizations (including FOCA) are concerned that gaps in Ontario’s nuclear emergency plans leave people vulnerable in the event of a nuclear accident on the Great Lakes.

Download the Backgrounder (PDF, 8 pages)image: Endorsing Organizations

Most people in southern Ontario live near an aging nuclear reactor, operating on either the Canadian or American shores of the Great Lakes.

In is important that the Government of Ontario ensures there are nuclear emergency response plans are in place to:

  • Protect people from Fukushima-scale accidents;
  • Protect vulnerable communities;
  • Protect drinking water;
  • Ensure transparency and public participation;
  • Meet or exceed international best practices.

Learn more about the government’s  Updated Nuclear Emergency Response Plan

MegaphoneProvide your comments (until July 14, 2017) via the Environmental Registry posting # 013-0560

Related News & Other Voices:

May 18, 2017 – Ontario nuclear emergency plan inadequate (Global News)

Terry ReesIs Ontario prepared for a nuclear emergency?