CBS62logoNEW2013_blue_final_header_White wwj950-sm2011b 971-ticket-35smb 35h_CBSSportsRad_Detroit

Local

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

View Comments

CBS Detroit (con't)

Affordable Care Act Updates: CBSDetroit.com/ACA

Health News & Information: CBSDetroit.com/Health

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.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,934 other followers