I started to feel a sense of defeat today.  Then something happened!  The phone started to ring and I started getting emails from out of the country.  I was inspired again.

I need to get ready for the City Council meeting on Monday.  What I need most are signatures on petitions.

If you are concerned about the shipment of these generators from Owen Sound to Sweden, sign the petition.  Click on the link.  Leave a comment if you want to.

OR … if you prefer to create your own petition you can do that.  Some folks aren’t using the online version of the petition but have chosen to make a personalized version of a petition.  That’s okay.

OR … Write a note or email  and send it to city council expressing your opinions on the issue.  But say something!  Your opinion is important.  The time to take action is now.

Here is the petition link.



2 thoughts on “The time for action is now!

  1. Well done Sharen….so far.
    Thought you might be interested in this:-
    Radioactive Stainless Steel Found in Germany
    The German government has become increasingly concerned over the last six months by the incidence of stainless steel products exhibiting radioactive contamination. In total, some 150 tons of material have been identified so far, spread across a wide range of material forms, from stainless steel wire wool, to bars, valves, castings and flat products.
    Nuclear waste gets recycled into goods French authorities made headlines last month when they said as many as 500 sets of radioactive buttons had been installed in elevators throughout France. It wasn’t an isolated case. http://articles.latimes.com/2008/nov/12/business/fi-radioactive12

    Scrap Metal Radiation Raises Concerns in India

    Nuclear waste shipping on Lakes protested

    A plan to ship 16 steam generators on the Detroit River and Great Lakes has sparked an international outcry.


    CARGO’s petition site (Citizens Against Radioactive Generators in Owen Sound) is here: http://www.gopetition.com/petition/38935.html

    They are taking online signatures opposing the transport of radioactive steam generators by road from the Bruce nuclear complex to Owen Sound [that’s the part about the “heavy load”] and by ship from Owen Sound to Studsvik in Sweden on the Baltic Sea.

    1. Thanks for the info. I’ve been reading about the recycling of this material and how it is finding it’s way into things we use everyday such as the buttons on elevators. Hadn’t given it much thought, but really, what do they use this recycled steel for? They are using for it something.

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