“This Is Fresh Water And We Need To Protect It,” Says Senator About Radioactive Dumping In Michigan Landfills

LANSING (WWJ) – Michigan Senator Rick Jones has announced that he will be introducing legislation that would stop companies in other states like Pennsylvania and Ohio from dumping their low-level radioactive waste materials in Michigan landfills.

Jones says the waste is scheduled to be dumped in a landfill near Belleville.

“The ethical issue here is; we need to worry about the Great Lakes watershed,” said Jones. “This is extremly important to the entire country, this is fresh water and we need to protect it and certainly not by taking a radioactive product from another state.”

Jones’ bill would strengthen Michigan’s regulations regarding the disposal of radioactive drilling wastes to be in line with other Great Lakes states.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Fall Festivals In Metro DetroitFrom music to art to special events, there's a little something for everyone's delight.
Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.

Watch & Listen