Mitchell Signs Letter in Opposition to Proposed Nuclear Waste Facility Near the Great Lakes

June 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Paul Mitchell (MI-10) joined a bipartisan letter with 32 Members of Congress asking Secretary Tillerson to urge Canada to halt the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) proposal to store nuclear waste near Lake Huron.  The letter comes after the OPG submitted a document to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency doubling down on its proposal to bury nuclear waste at the Bruce Power Complex in Kincardine, Ontario. 

Representative Mitchell issued the following statement after signing the letter:

“Michigan’s 10th district relies on Lake Huron as a critical water source and tourist attraction, but the importance of the Great Lakes extends far beyond my district.  The lakes are one of country’s greatest resources, and are a source of drinking water for 40 million people.  No matter how you measure it, a risk like this is one we cannot afford to take.”

The full text of the letter can be found here.

In February, Representative Mitchell led a House letter to President Trump urging the administration to halt the nuclear waste project.