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Need to reconsider nuclear waste burial close to Lake Huron – on safety grounds

Plan for nuclear waste storage raises concerns,, The Reord,  Tue., Oct. 6, 2020  I recently learned about a proposed deep geological repository of nuclear waste, only 35 kilometres from Lake Huron, in South Bruce County.

Based on my understanding, this project will not ameliorate the risk associated with nuclear waste — it will only increase the risk by burying it, increasing the difficulty of monitoring how well it is being contained. If there is a radioactive leak underground, 40 million people in Canada and the U.S. who are located along the Great Lakes could be affected! With so many people depending upon these lakes for their drinking water, what will we do should this happen?

Higher standards for handling the disposal of nuclear waste exist elsewhere, and new technologies could emerge for better dealing with its disposal. Based on this, I strongly believe that this project needs to be reconsidered. Those who wish to learn more, or get involved, can visit www.protectsouthbruce-nodgr.org…….. (registered readers only)  https://www.therecord.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editors/2020/10/06/plan-for-nuclear-waste-storage-raises-concerns.html

October 8, 2020 - Posted by | general

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