There's growing opposition in Michigan to a two-year-old Canadian utility's plan to bury low and intermediate nuclear waste near Kincardine, Ontario not far from the shores of Lake Huron.
Several Thumb-area lawmakers have announced a package of resolutions and bills that would expand Michigan’s prohibitions on storing low-level radioactive waste, while calling attention to the Canadian proposal.
State Senator Phil Pavlov of St. Clair Township says they have offered up a variety of investigation requests ranging from calls on the president to have the International Joint Commission look at it to an online petition.
The lawmakers worry about a breach of radioactivity that could lead to contamination of the Great Lakes.
However, engineers designing the facility doubt such an event could happen. Congresswoman Candice Miller says she will push for federal support claiming the construction of the site poses a serious threat to millions of people, both in the U.S. and Canada, and the vitality of the lakes.
A final decision is expected soon by the Ontario Government on whether to allow the project.