Lake Huron and connecting waterways source of drinking water for millions downstream
THOROLD — Burying nuclear waste that will remain toxic for a thousand centuries a short hop from the shoreline of a Great Lake would be foolhardy, Thorold politicians want the world to know.
City council members have unanimously endorsed a call for the burying of low- and intermediate-grade nuclear waste at the Bruce Nuclear generating station to be banned.
Ontario Power Generation plans to construct an underground, long-term burial facility for the waste in a geological repository only a kilometre from the shoreline of Lake Huron, said Coun. Sergio Paone, who brought forward a motion on the issue at the April 7 city council meeting.
Paone said the motion wasn’t opposing the notion of burying nuclear waste, noting there may be suitable locations elsewhere.
“When they looked for a place to bury waste, they didn’t even consider other sites,” he said. “But to put it one kilometre away from the Great Lakes basin is frankly quite ridiculous.”
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