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Kildee calls on Biden ahead of Canada visit to not allow nuclear facility built near Lake Huron

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

LANSING, MI (MPRN)— Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee is calling on the Biden Administration to push back against plans by the Canadian government to locate a proposed nuclear waste storage facility near the shore of Lake Huron.

The call comes ahead of an upcoming meeting between the President and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The Flint Democrat’s ask of the Biden administration boils down to this: tell Canada to find another place to store their nuclear waste.

“Surely somewhere in that vast land mass, is a place more appropriate than in the basin of the greatest known freshwater source on the planet.”

Kildee says building the facility poses too much of a risk to the health and safety of the Great Lakes. Thirty million people rely on the lakes for fresh drinking water in both the US and Canada.

Kildee says there’s historical precedent when it comes to the US and Canada working out nuclear power disputes and that Biden should remind Trudeau that sites have been moved before.

Republicans and Democrats from Michigan’s Congressional delegation have backed Kildee’s call to action.