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US politicians and indigenous people fight Lake Huron nuclear waste dump

Saugeen Ojibwe and U.S. Politicians Oppose Nuclear Waste Burial Near Lake Huron, Indian Country, Martha Troian12/12/13
A controversial proposal to bury nuclear waste a half mile from Lake Huron’s shoreline in Ontario is proceeding over indigenous objections in a plan that has repercussions on both sides of the U.S.–Canada border.

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Opposition to the plan, which would inter low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste about 2,230 feet underground in solid rock, is sparking opposition from Indigenous Peoples and U.S. politicians alike. ……

A three-member joint review panel appointed by the Canadian Nuclear Regulator, which oversees nuclear projects in Canada, wrapped up weeks of hearings at the end of October. The panel received submissions from disparate parties ranging from the public, to non-profit organizations, to indigenous groups and U.S. politicians. The panel will report to Canada’s environment ministry after reviewing the testimony and documents, and the federal government will issue the final decision sometime in the spring.

Kincardine agreed to host the waste in return for $35.7 million that Ontario Power will pay the town and some neighboring communities over 30 years. The facility would be about 2,300 feet (680 meters) below ground, built to store low and intermediate-level nuclear waste from the power generator’s nuclear plants all over the province. Materials include the ashes of items used at nuclear facilities such as mops, clothes, floor sweepings and gloves, according to theCanadian Press. Intermediate-level waste comprises things like filters, resins and reactor components……..http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/12/12/saugeen-ojibwe-and-us-politicians-oppose-nuclear-waste-burial-near-lake-huron-15267

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December 15, 2013 - Posted by | Canada, opposition to nuclear, USA, wastes

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