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Opposition to nuclear waste transport across Great Lakes

the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, which represents municipalities in the region, says the amount of nuclear waste in the proposed shipment exceeds by 50 times the International Atomic Energy Agency’s radioactivity standard for a single freight vessel. The cities group says the commission hasn’t released enough information about how it assessed potential ecological damage.

Plan to ship nuclear boilers stirs fears CBC News, September 20, 2010 9The Associated PressEnvironmentalists and some local government officials in the U.S. are protesting an Ontario power company’s proposal to haul 16 scrapped nuclear steam boilers with radioactive components across three of the Great Lakes on their way to a recycling plant in Sweden.

Kincardine-based Bruce Power is seeking a licence from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for the shipment. It would depart from the city of Owen Sound on Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay and also traverse Lakes Erie and Ontario and the St. Lawrence River before reaching the Atlantic Ocean……..the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, which represents municipalities in the region, says the amount of nuclear waste in the proposed shipment exceeds by 50 times the International Atomic Energy Agency’s radioactivity standard for a single freight vessel.

The cities group says the commission hasn’t released enough information about how it assessed potential ecological damage. The analysis “appears to be based on a best-case scenario instead of a worst-case scenario,” said David Ullrich, director of the cities group…….

CBC News – Windsor – Plan to ship nuclear boilers stirs fears

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