PROTECT OUR WATERWAYS – No Nuclear Waste
No Nuclear Waste (POW) is dedicated to protecting the residents and businesses of South Bruce from the NWMO’s plan to impose a landfill site for all of Canada’s of high-level nuclear waste on our community.
Protect Our Waterways - No Nuclear Waste (formerly Nuclear Tanks No Thanks) is a concerned group of South Bruce citizens united in a common cause to prevent the establishment of a high level radioactive storage facility in our community known as a Deep Geological Repository (DGR). Protect Our Waterways is composed of a wide cross section of South Bruce citizens, from farmers and rural land owners to residents within the villages of Teeswater, Mildmay, Formosa, Belmore, Carlsruhe and Deemerton.
To counter the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) and its surrogate supporters which in our opinion are not fully informing the citizens of South Bruce on the potential dangers, social stigma, and downside risks of hosting this DGR facility in our community.
We are not against nuclear power. We are against the exploitation of rural communities by the NWMO. The nuclear industry has had 50 years to solve this problem and now they want You to solve it for them. Are the so-called benefits from 40 years of active operations at the dump and 1,000's of radioactive truckloads of waste bound for our community worth the expense of our sustainable agricultural industry, the stigma of being known as Canada's Nuclear Dump, and over 10's of thousands of years of highly radioactive waste at our feet?
I’m a retired executive engineer and worked for a number of communication companies in Canada and the USA. After years moving around, we wanted to come back to where we originally came from, which was Walkerton, so my wife and I settled near our homeland in Teeswater. My parents lived in Walkerton all their lives and we had a big family. After witnessing the Walkerton tragedy first hand, I feel a responsibility to protect our community from things that could contaminate drinking water and after learning a lot about nuclear waste & storage, I feel proud to be a part of Protect Our Waterways.
My name is Linda Wall. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother as well as being a retired Registered Nurse who worked at the Wingham and District Hospital (WDH) for 43 years. For the last twelve years of my career, I worked with cancer patients in the chemotherapy unit at WDH and it’s for this reason I am so passionate that we do not allow a project into our community that puts us at greater risk and increases our present risk for cancer. I love this community deeply and will strive to protect the water, air, people, and environment to the best of my ability.
My husband and I are farmers near Teeswater. In 1996, we set up a house trailer on our farm. Just one barn and some pasture. One of the first things we did was to carve our names into the massive beech tree that dominates the pasture field. Now – twenty-five years later – our children and us have transformed this land into our home and livelihood. We proudly raise beef, milk sheep and have a successful custom haying operation. We were about to build a house on our property next door, both to expand the farm and make a home for our daughter and her husband.Our grandson would have become the third generation of our family to farm this land. But now, that plan is on hold as our community faces this collective threat to the futures we all imagined. This is why I joined Protect Our Waters – No Nuclear Waste. We’re not giving up without a fight. Not just for us, but for the next generation of farmers.
My husband and I live on the corner of the 8th concession, 3 km away from where the planned high-level waste dump might be. My grandparents and parents made their homes here as well. We’ve raised our three children here and now our grandchildren love to come for holidays, spending most of their time outside, and at the bush. My husband and I bought this farm from my parents in 1986. We always had 85-100 beef cattle to feed, crops to plant, hay to harvest, and a 3500 laying hen operation to look after. I was 5 years old when I first started gathering eggs. My husband also worked full time at a welding shop and I worked part time. We are grateful to live in this beautiful countryside with access to the Teeswater river from the 8th concession and I want to make sure it’s here for future generations to enjoy.