Thursday, May 20, 2010

Chiefs of Ontario concerned about radioactive waste shipment

Written by Christine Graef
Thursday, 20 May 2010—A shipment of 16 radioactive steam generators, each as big as a school bus, is scheduled to be transported from a facility on Lake Huron, through the Great Lakes, down the St. Lawrence River and across the ocean to Sweden for processing.

The convoy is half of 32 that are being refurbished at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station on Owen Sound, a peninsula that juts out into the lake. The other 16 are expected to make the same trip a few years later.

Opposition is mounting in a petition circulating from the Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility and the Coalition for a Nuclear-Free Great Lakes.

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Petition here.

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