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Thursday
May012014

"Nuclear waste site should be moved away from Great Lakes"

Robert S. Ball has written a column in the Oakland Press highlighting the doubts cast on Ontario Power Generation's proposed Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) for so-called "low" and "intermediate" level radioactive wastes on the Lake Huron shoreline at Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada.

He cites Dr. Frank Greening's revelations that OPG's figure for radioactivity content of the wastes to be buried are significantly underestimated.

Ball also cites the Feb., 2014 radioactivity leak at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) as a cautionary tale. In fact, proponents of the Ontario DGR have often pointed to WIPP as a model to follow, although now they are trying to backpedal!