Bartolucci Urges City Council to Say “´No” to Nuclear Waste in Sudbury

Press Release For Immediate Release Thursday May 21, 2009

“City Council must be firm in deflecting any attempt to bury this waste in our community,” says MPP.

Greater Sudbury – Local MPP Rick Bartolucci is strongly urging Greater Sudbury’s City Council to pass a resolution that would veto a proposal to bury nuclear waste in the Sudbury area.

The proposal, set forth by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), could see a large scale, deep geological repository built in Greater Sudbury, tasked with the purpose of storing some of Canada’s used nuclear waste.

“Our community must be clear in our message to City Council that we do not want this type of storage in our community,” said Bartolucci. “There is no dollar figure, no salary, and no number of jobs that would be worth risking the health of our children, our landscape and our future.”

While no decisions have been made as of yet, the NWMO will be touring Northern Ontario Communities in the coming week. On May 25 at 2 p.m. the NWMO will be at Sudbury’s Howard Johnson Plaza on Brady Street offering Sudburians the opportunity to seek more information and/or present concerns relating to the proposal.

“I am urging all Sudburians to say no to this proposal and to urge City Council to pass a resolution indicating they do not support this idea either,” concluded Bartolucci. “We are not the dumping ground for Canada’s nuclear waste nor do we ever want to be.”


Rick Bartolucci, Member of the Provincial Parliament of Ontario, Canada