Protecting the Water, A Victory on the North Shores of Lake Ontario
Roughly a year and a half ago, I received a notification from Greenpeace that there was a plan put in action by Ontario Power Generation Inc. to refurbish a nuclear station (Darlington Nuclear Station) here on the Canadian side of Lake Ontario, close to Toronto. Such news did not make me a happy camper, to say the least.
All this was taking place as news about the Fukoshima disaster happened and that made me even more determined to do whatever I can to put an end to new nuclear stations being build and endangering everything in its surroundings, from water, to our animal cousins and ourselves. I did research on the cooling system proposed by the Ontario Power Generation; I read and took notes for weeks: studies after studies from different organization here in Canada and as well as from the United States. All the planning had been done at the cheapest cost possible, with few restrictions and oversight. The risks were great.
I, together with many other Canadians wrote letters of intervention to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. There were rallies, letters to politicians and even simple articles like the one I wrote here on Hub-pages about protecting the water, as related to the Darlington Nuclear Power Plant (http://mrhappy.hubpages.com/hub/My-Thoughts-XV-Activism-Protect-the-Water).
I went further than that though. I am a Spiritual Being. Water is my second strongest Element and I do not take abuse of Water lightly. So, I went and gave offerings, I made affirmations and I bent my Intent on ending any refurbishment of any nuclear power plant on the shores of Lake Ontario. I often sit and talk to Lake Ontario because I live within a ten minute walk from It; I greatly appreciate It. The Water is Powerful. It helps me Heal, it helps me see clearly so, I kept the pressure on politicians while at the same time, contacting any environmentalist group I could think of, from the Sierra Club to Greenpeace, from where I originally learned about this issue.
Finally yesterday, I received an email from Greenpeace, which in part read:
"Today, I am writing to you with some excellent news, news that wouldn't be possible without you.
Yesterday the Ontario Government has announced that it is abandoning plans to build expensive and risky new reactors at the Darlington nuclear station.
This is a courageous and commendable decision ..."
The Premier, Kathleen Wynne agreed to shut-down any future plans for Nuclear Reactors to be built in Ontario! This is a significant win for those who fight to Protect the Water and in my opinion it shows that when people unite their Intent and Power, anything is possible. No corporation or group of lobbyists can stand in the way. This was also a good lesson for all the nay-Sayers, who never believed that we could make a change, or stand-up to interest groups.
This is just one victory though, in the fight to Protect the Water. World-wide, corporations dump chemicals and disposed waste, into Lakes, Rivers and Oceans, in order to minimize the cost of their business. Indeed this increases profits but it puts at risk all of us, one way or another (i.e. garbage from Fukoshima is washing up on the western coast of Canada at the moment).
So, for me next in line in the fight to Protect the Water and those who need it, is Nestle CEO, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe. This man is quoted as saying that: "access to water is not a public right". If You do not believe me You can use any search engine on the web and You will see for yourself. The man must be mad ... How can he possibly try to deny Water to Human beings is beyond me. What is not beyond me is the power to fight against any such atrocious ideas. One way or another, Mr. Peter Brabeck will have to give-up on his greedy and selfish attitude and learn some compassion.
Meanwhile, I wish all the best to everyone and do help to Protect the Water please!
More by this Author
I must say right from the beginning that I love Sweetgrass! More often than not, I have a braid or two with me. I love the fresh and sweet smell it has, it reminds me of a particular scent which I encountered in my...
I am sure many people are tired of hearing stories about ghettos, violence and crime. It seems as if the stories never end. Bullets keep flying … people keep dying … the jails are a revolving door for...
Some years back, I wrote a piece here on Hub-pages about Suicide and Hunter S. Thompson. I loved him as a writer and when he chose to take his life, I felt it was an honorable decision. The man lived a full life, with...