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.
“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.
The Michigan State Senate is urging the federal government to open up Nevada’s Yucca Mountain nuclear waste depository.
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.
Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin are asking Secretary of State John Kerry to intervene in a Canadian plan to store nuclear waste near Lake Huron.
Conservation groups are voicing concerns about a proposal to dump nuclear waste near Lake Huron.