State Sen. concerned about nuclear waste site near Lake Huron

Oct 8, 2013


Ontario Power Generation has plans to store 200,000 cubic meters of low and mid grade radioactive waste in an underground limestone cavern off the shore of Lake Huron.
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Ontario Power Generation plans to store radioactive waste in an underground cavern near Lake Huron. The storage site’s proximity to the lake has raised concern across the Great Lakes basin.

State Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood traveled to Canada to address potential drawbacks of the proposed disposal location. He says there are about 20 reactors in Ontario, and they generate a lot of nuclear waste.

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