The recent letter about the nuclear power and dump seems to have missed the point. When the reactors were first being built, a young French Canadian had a cottage at Inverhuron at the entry to the sand beach. When asked about the problem of radiation, he said that there was no problem. He died of radiation.
It is hard to say how much contaminants are intended for the dump, or how severe the contamination is, but radiation kills. If totally controlled and directed it can cure certain cancers, but piles of contaminants are still piles of radioactive contaminants. If their containers are broken they can still poison the water tables.
That is not the biggest problem. Terrorists exist and there are more coming into Canada every year. Bruce Power provides a huge percentage of Ontario's power at a reasonable cost. If [the terrorists] were competent, they could attack the generators and cause a Chernobyl-like incident, and kill everyone for 50 miles. That is why the protection is so important.
Killing everyone for 50 miles is bad enough, but if it happened in winter many more would freeze. We are not concerned here with a Sunday School picnic, but something genuinely dangerous.
A provincial dump makes it more attractive than a dump in granite in the north - away from water, earthquake and people. But the reactors themselves need to be protected well. The reactors are important to Ontario; they and the dump need to be protected, if anyone has any common sense, which after the recent letter, may not be likely.