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PETITION DRIVE SUSPENDED

Simcoe Reformer: November 21, 2008

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A South Cayuga woman has shelved plans for a petition asking for a public vote on the question of nuclear reactors in Nanticoke.

Donna Pitcher recently said that the issue of nuclear reactors in Nanticoke should be put to voters in Norfolk County, Haldimand County, Brant County and Hamilton as a ballot question in the next municipal election.

However, Pitcher and her collaborators have suspended the plan because they can't decide how to word the petition. As well, the question of nuclear reactors in Nanticoke is not a municipal issue.

"It's a waste of my time; it's a waste of council's time," Pitcher said.

On Oct. 31, Bruce Power of Goderich announced it was applying to the federal government for a permit to build two nuclear reactors on land in the Nanticoke Industrial Park. In doing so, Bruce Power committed to a three-year $30-million environmental assessment.

Bruce Power will need permission from Queen's Park to plug such a facility into the provincial power grid. Haldimand council is no longer involved in the process because the industrial park is already zoned for heavy industry.

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