Here’s an incredibly bad
idea! We just banned new
directional drilling under the Great Lakes in Michigan, partly because of the
potential threat to the drinking water supply of 33 million people, and NOW
they want to ship nuclear waste across Lake Michigan?? This bad idea was proposed by
the US Department of Energy – more handy work by Spenser Abraham?? Has he no clue at all about the value
of clean fresh water????
Does anyone have any more
information about this, like when is the public comment period, and geez – why didn’t we hear about it from the American
press?? Please post to all of
us, I’m sure we all need to know more about this
C B C . C
A N e w s - F u l l S t
o r y :
Critics condemn plan to ship
nuclear waste across Lake Michigan
Wed May 1 13:34:25 2002
WASHINGTON-- A proposal by the
United States could see nuclear waste carried across Lake Michigan by barge, a
plan the Canadian government does not seem to know about.
Under a new program likely to
become law this summer, nuclear waste from the U.S. will be stored in a cavern
dug out of Nevada's Yucca Mountain.
It will be shipped by truck or
rail, raising concerns from major U.S. cities along the route who fear a collision or derailment could lead to a leak.
But the U.S. Department of Energy
also announced plans to ship thousands of tonnes of
nuclear waste from reactors on the shores of Lake Michigan to transfer sites
on nearby railroads.
Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich
condemned the idea last week on Capitol Hill.
"Over 35 million people living in
the Great Lakes basin get their drinking water from the Great Lakes and I
venture to guess they will not appreciate the fact
that nuclear waste is being shipped across their drinking water," said
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