LWVLMR thanks and salutes the Leagues of Women Voters of Downers Grove/Woodridge/Lisle, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Roselle/ Bloomingdale, and Wheaton, for taking action on a matter to safeguard the Great Lakes. In February, these Leagues jointly testified in favor of a proposed DuPage County, IL resolution which opposed development of a deep geological repository for low and medium level nuclear waste in Canada. The proposed site is about 1 km (that's about .6 miles) from the shores of Lake Huron.
Opposition to the proposed waste site is coming from all levels here in the Great Lakes region. Numerous communities throughout the Great Lakes Basin - on both sides of the border - have also passed resolutions.