nuclear waste dump

TRAVERSE CITY, MI (AP)--   A Canadian power company is reconsidering its options after dropping plans to bury radioactive waste near Lake Huron.

Ontario Power Generation is giving up on a site at the Bruce Power generating station for disposal of low- and intermediate-level waste such as discarded parts and floor sweepings. The company wanted to move the material from temporary surface containers to rock chambers deep underground. But it abandoned the idea after members of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation voted overwhelmingly last week to oppose the project.

MOUNT PLEASANT, MI (MPRN)--   A proposed nuclear waste site on the shores of Lake Huron in Canada has been voted down by the Native tribe that owns the land.  

The Saugeen-Ojibway Nation, on whose land the nuclear storage site was proposed, voted overwhelmingly to oppose the placement of the site on their territory. 

Fred Kuntz is a spokesperson for Ontario Power Generation, which proposed the storage site.

“The decision was clear from Saugeen-Ojibway nation  and OPG respects that decision. Next steps include moving forward to find an alternate solution.”

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   Canadian officials are requesting more information from a company that wants to store waste from nuclear power plants underground less than a mile from Lake Huron. 

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency sent a 17-page letter Wednesday to Ontario Power Generation, which has proposed burying low- and intermediate-level waste such as clothing and discarded machinery 2,230 feet below the earth's surface.

TRAVERSE CITY, MI (AP)--   A Canadian company that wants to bury waste from nuclear power plants less than a mile from Lake Huron says a study of alternative sites has found none better than a location already being considered.  

Ontario Power Generation says it has submitted additional information requested by the Canadian environment ministry, which has delayed a final ruling on the proposal.

The company wants to permanently store low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste in rock chambers more than 2,000 feet below the earth's surface near Kincardine, Ontario.

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TRAVERSE CITY, MI (AP)--   Opponents of a plan to bury waste from nuclear power plants less than a mile from Lake Huron have submitted a petition with more than 92,000 signatures to Canada's top environment official.  

Ontario Power Generation wants to bury 7.1 million cubic feet of low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste about 2,230 feet deep near Kincardine, Ontario.

The company says the waste would be entombed in rock and wouldn't endanger the lake. But opponents contend it's too risky.

Levin warns against Canadian nuclear waste repository

Sep 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)--   U.S. Sen. Carl Levin has introduced a resolution urging the Obama

administration to oppose a Canadian proposal to bury radioactive waste less than a mile from Lake Huron.

A federal panel in Canada is taking testimony on the plan to store low- and intermediate-level waste from nuclear power plants in rock chambers more than 2,000 feet below the surface.

Ontario Power Generation says the lake would be protected. Opponents say that can't be guaranteed when the material would remain radioactive for thousands of years.