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Bipartisan USA lawmakers Press Biden to stop Canadian plan to store nuclear waste near Lake Huron.

Michigan reps press Biden to stop Canadian plan to store nuclear waste near Lake Huron. Melissa Nann Burke, The Detroit News, 26 Nov 21, Washington — Bipartisan Michigan lawmakers are pressing President Joe Biden to talk to the Canadian government about stopping the proposal for a permanent repository for radioactive waste near Lake Huron. 

U.S. Reps. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township; Andy Levin, D-Bloomfield Township; and Peter Meijer, R-Grand Rapids Township, spoke out ahead of Biden’s recent meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, expressing their opposition to the plans. 

“We are disappointed the Canadian government has proposed building a permanent nuclear waste repository in the Great Lakes basin, threatening the drinking water of more than 40 million people on both sides of the border,” the lawmakers said in a joint statement. 

“We ask President Biden to work with Prime Minister Trudeau to ensure that no nuclear waste is permanently stored in the shared Great Lakes water basin.”

The representatives pointed out the Canadian government opposed any potential sites for permanently storing nuclear waste located within shared water basins when the United States was investigating sites in the 1980s, noting the Americans ultimately chose another site “out of respect for our Canadian friends.”……………..

This month, the NWMO began a three-dimensional seismic survey in South Bruce as part of its ongoing study to determine the site’s suitability for the deep geological repository. 

Kildee in September introduced a resolution in the House expressing opposition to the site in South Bruce, joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers from Great Lakes states. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2021/11/26/biden-pressed-stop-canadian-nuclear-waste-storage-near-lake-huron/8725074002/

November 27, 2021 - Posted by | politics international, wastes

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