A member of Congress wants Michiganders to speak out against a Canadian proposal to store nuclear waste underground less than a mile from Lake Huron.
Once known as “Shipwreck Alley,” Thunder Bay is accessible to divers, swimmers, boaters and paddle-boarders who can view some of the wrecks in shallow, clear water.
“Canada’s proposed nuclear waste dump on the shores of Lake Huron puts our Great Lakes at risk of radioactive contamination…”
Rep. Dan Kildee said the country should find a site farther away from the Great Lakes, the world’s largest body of surface fresh water.
Capt. John Henry and his crew of more than a dozen guided the 140-foot Bristol Bay through the icy waters of the river, which connects Lakes Huron and St. Clair.
The company says the facility would be safe and wouldn’t leak. Opponents say there’s no way to guarantee that for the thousands of years that the waste would remain radioactive.
Pollack says if changes aren’t made — this problem that we’re seeing in Lake Erie, will happen over and over again.
Detroit water officials say there are no concerns with the water that comes from Lake Huron.
Water levels in Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior are at least a foot higher than they were a year ago.
“We find out tomorrow that we shouldn’t have been in the lake today. That’s unacceptable,” said State Rep. Anthony Forlini, R-Harrison Township.