Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump!

Nuclear waste burial site proposed at the Bruce Power Station in Ontario, on the shore of Lake Huron 



The proposed nuclear waste deep-burial site would be less than 3/4th of a mile from the shore of Lake Huron.

The Bruce Power Station is the largest nuclear power facility in the world

The Bruce Power Station is the largest nuclear power facility in the world

For details on this issue see:
this media release from Beyond Nuclear

Watch this video to get a sense of the enormity of the Bruce site

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Chem Hazards in an Emergency

This is an all-too-common scenario:

An industrial facility has caught fire. The fearless ranks of local firefighters, often volunteers, rush to the scene. But do they know what hazardous chemicals might be waiting there? 

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It is important to provide the first responders of our community with relevant data regarding the chemical hazards they might face on-scene. 


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When emergency services arrive at the scene of an industrial accident, they often don’t know what chemical hazards they will encounter.



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The Center for Effective Government has created an interactive map showing the facilities that report to a federal program, along with facilities containing large quantities of the nine common hazardous chemicals that report only to state programs.

Surprisingly, only about 15 percent of the facilities with these nine toxins at the state level reported to the federal program for highly hazardous chemicals.

Click here for the map and information from
the Center for Effective Government

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Sustainable Garden and Kitchen: Raw-Vegan Cacao Mousse

This column celebrates healthy soil, seeds,
and a 
local harvest.
In a world wired for fast food and chemically treated fruits and vegetables brought in from fields afar, we honor the patient work of the gardener, the farmer, and the imaginative cook.


This delicious raw-vegan mousse is actually quicker and easier to whip up than traditional mousse, and has a rich blend of nutrients, healthy fats, and antioxidants.


2 ripe avocados
1/3 cup local maple syrup*
1/3 cup raw fair trade cacao powder
2 tbsp. unsweetened nut, soy, flax or rice milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Slice avocados in half and remove pits. Scoop flesh into a food processor.  Be sure to get the dark green flesh closest to the skin- this is the most nutrient-dense portion of the avocado.

  2. Add other ingredients to food processor, and blend until smooth.

  3. Scoop into ramekins or other serving dish, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  4. Optional: When serving, top with berries, sea salt, or if you’re feeling adventurous, a little sprinkle of cayenne powder!

Serves 2.

*Local honey can be substituted for a non-vegan option.

This recipe comes from CACC Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Raymond.
Jennifer is co-owner/operator of Rock Road Farm and coordinator of
a community garden program in Clare and Gladwin counties of Michigan.
She holds a B.S. in Healthcare Systems Administration
from Ferris State University.
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