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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.”

TRAVERSE CITY, MI (AP)--   More than 100 mayors and other municipal officials have urged Canada's environment minister not to allow burial of nuclear waste near Lake Huron. 

Ontario Power Generation wants to permanently store low- and intermediate-level waste from nuclear plants in a rock chamber 2,230 feet underground. The proposed site is at the Bruce Power Generating Station near Kincardine, Ontario.

The company says there's virtually no chance of the waste reaching the lake. But many officials and groups in the U.S. and Canada oppose the plan.

TRAVERSE CITY, MI (AP)--   A Canadian company is standing by its proposal to store waste from nuclear power plants underground less than a mile from Lake Huron.

Ontario Power Generation has submitted a 145-page document with answers to questions raised by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

Most of them involved whether there's a better place to put the low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste. The company wants to bury it 2,230 feet deep at the Bruce Power complex near Kincardine, Ontario.

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.

TRAVERSE CITY, MI (AP)--   For a second time, the Canadian government is delaying a decision on whether to allow storage of waste from nuclear power plants less than a mile from Lake Huron.  

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. Opponents contend it's too risky.

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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.

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  DETROIT (AP) — Members of Congress from Michigan are urging Canada's newly elected prime minister not to allow burial of nuclear waste less than a mile from Lake Huron.
Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow joined Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee in sending a letter Thursday to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It asks him to reject a plan by Ontario Power Generation to entomb radioactive waste 2,230 feet below the earth's surface near Kincardine, Ontario.
The previous Canadian administration had planned to decide by Dec. 2 whether to permit the disposal facility.

FLINT, MI (AP)--   A member of Congress from Michigan is stepping up the fight against a Canadian proposal to store nuclear waste underground less than a mile from the Lake Huron shore.  

Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee has scheduled an announcement Wednesday of what he calls a "community initiative" to oppose Ontario Power Generation's plan for disposal of low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste near Kincardine, Ontario.

The company says the project won't contaminate Lake Huron, but opponents say anything could happen over thousands of years.

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