The Great Hydro BoondoggleYear Published: 1984
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX2910
Abstract: Ontario Hydro is planning to run a 250 foot wide corridor with 175 to 220 foot towers and transmission lines from the Bruce nuclear plant on Lake Huron south of Port Elgin, Ont. To the town of Essa, near Barrie to supply the London area with electricity. The Corridor Opposition Group has gathered valuable information which shows why Ontario Hydro is planning this corridor, and why it is not only an unnecessary, but a dangerous, plan. Materials were gathered from Energy Probe (CX 2916), the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (CX 2909), Hydro's own study, a book by Paul McKay titled Electric Empire: the Inside Study on Hydro, and the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CX 2926).
The Great Hydro Boondoggle is a pamphlet outlining the Corridor Opposition Group's concerns and strategies. It is the first of a series of pamphlets planned by the Group. Hydro's proposal raises questions about the advisability of using nuclear-generated hydro power, the weaknesses of large centralized hydro plants, plus the social, economic, and environmental issues concerning the corridor itself.
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This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1984.