Petition opposing nuclear waste burial sent to Canadian leaders

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Opponents of a plan to bury waste from nuclear power plants less than a mile from Lake Huron have submitted a petition with more than 92,000 signatures to Canada's top environment official.

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Ontario Power Generation wants to bury 7.1 million cubic feet of low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste about 2,230 feet deep near Kincardine, Ontario.

The company says the waste would be entombed in rock and wouldn't endanger the lake. But opponents contend it's too risky.

A Canadian advisory panel endorsed the project last year. But after the election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a decision was delayed until March 1.

Beverly Fernandez of a group called Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump says the petition was sent this week to Catherine McKenna, the minister of Environment and Climate Change.



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