John LaForge of Nukewatch Wisconsin has taken his hometown paper, the Duluth News Tribune, to task for its pro-nuke waste dump editorial. His op-ed could be summarized "It's the water, stupid!" John points out that the Great Lakes region, including MN and WI, is significantly less "suitable" for high-level radioactive waste disposal than was Yucca Mountain, NV -- a desert region that proved to have too much underground, corrosive water than was safe for radioactive waste burial.
Despite such basic common sense, the U.S. Dept. of Energy targeted MN with 7 proposed high-level rad. waste burial sites in the 1980s, and WI with another 2.
Ontario Power Generation, and its Nuclear Waste Management Organization, has proposed not only a "low" and "intermediate" level radioactive waste burial dump on the Lake Huron shore in ON, but is also proposing HLRW dumps on the Great Lakes shore, or in its basin, at multiple sites near Lake Superior as well as Lake Huron. John LaForge has intervened against these Canadian proposals, as well.