Friday, May 20, 2011

Godzilla and the Great Lakes

Why nuclear plans for our water wonderland must be opposed

Beyond Nuclear
May 20, 2011

1950s Japanese silver screen mutant monster Godzilla, born from nuclear blastsCurt Guyette at the Detroit Metro Times found that presenter Michael Keegan of Don't Waste Michigan's allusion to Godzilla was an apt symbol for the numerous atomic reactor and radioactive waste risks discussed at a day-long forum attended by close to 100 people at the "Nuclear Threats to the Great Lakes and Transition to Clean Safe Energy" U.S.-Canadian Roundtable, sponsored by the Sierra Club and Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Michigan on Saturday, May 14th.

Guyette quoted Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps at length, including this call to action: "Southeast Michiganders should urge their elected officials at all levels to protect this region against these multiple radioactive risks. Elected officials should be pressured to do their job of protecting the public by speaking out against old reactor risks at the Fukushima-twin Fermi 2 atomic reactor, as well as at the problem-plagued Davis-Besse nuclear power plant.

The state of Michigan as a whole should rise up to put a stop to radioactive waste risks at Bruce nuclear power plant 50 miles across Lake Huron in Ontario. And U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, and the entire Michigan U.S. House of Representatives delegation, should nix the nuclear power industry's $36 billion money grab at the U.S. Treasury for the building of new atomic reactors, such as Fermi 3 in Monroe."

View Kevin's powerpoint presentation about radioactive waste risks on the Great Lakes, as well as his presentation about the campaign to shut down the Davis-Besse atomic reactor.

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