Neil Young and Diana Krall’s Honour the Treaties tour will be over by the time you read this. But the political fall-out will carry on. I am mostly interested in the impacts of the tar-sands on air, water, land and treaty rights. But it’s also interesting to consider what the backlash to the tour tells us about the “politics of oil”.
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Community opposition prevails!
Cheryl Grace, Spokesperson – “We are enormously pleased and relieved that...this highly inappropriate siting of the DGR in Saugeen Shores will not go ahead.
We hope to see the same decision on DGR 1 in Kincardine, and....hope to see the day when there are no further plans to bury nuclear waste in the Great Lakes Basin.
"radioactive cleanup" suggests that we can somehow "get rid" of radioactive contamination -- but we cannot do so
A central fact about radioactivity is that no one knows how to turn it off. Radioactive materials continue to emit atomic radiation at a rate which cannot be influenced by any of the usual factors... NOTHING can be used to speed, up, slow down, or stop the process of radioactive disintegration from occurring.