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Michigan officials fight proposed Lake Huron nuke waste storage

Sen. Phil Pavlov. Image: senatorphilpavlov.com

Residents of Michigan’s Thumb region are looking across Lake Huron with some concern these days. The Canadian utility provider, Ontario Power Generation, is seeking approval to build an underground nuclear waste disposal site near the town of Kincardine, Ontario. The company, which operates the nearby Bruce Nuclear Generating Station, wants to bury some 7-million cubic feet of nuclear waste in a 70-acre limestone deposit. The company says the plan is safe. However, the proposal is raising red flags in Michigan, where residents and lawmakers are mounting a campaign to stop the project. Continue Reading →

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Disclosure stirs Lake Huron nuclear waste worries

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Ongoing concern over a proposed nuclear waste site very near Lake Huron took a new twist recently. A Canadian government review panel is exploring the viability of a new underground storage facility in Kincardine, Ontario. That’s about 111 miles across the water from Port Huron. The facility is almost a half mile underground but little more than a kilometer from the lake. It would hold low to intermediate radioactive waste. Continue Reading →

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