Michigan Congressmen Opposes Nuclear Waste Storage Proposal

A Michigan congressman says he’ll sponsor a resolution opposing an Ontario Power Generation’s plan to bury low-and-intermediate level nuclear waste nearly 700 m below the Bruce nuclear site.

Democratic Representative Dan Kildee announced his plan on Thursday during a boat trip on Saginaw Bay. His Michigan district includes a section of the lake’s shoreline.

The non-binding resolution will urge U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to take up the matter with the Canadian government.

Opponents say there’s no way to guarantee that safety for the thousands of years that the waste would remain radioactive.

Another round of public hearings looking at the proposed deep geologic repository planned for the Bruce nuclear site is set to start September 9 in Kincardine.