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E-M:/ Proposed nuke dump by Lake Huron gets review panel

Thanks to all of the parties who wrote urging the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to have the Canadian Ministry of Environment convene an Independent Review Panel for the proposed deep geological repository for so-called "low" and "interim" nuclear waste for 20 nuclear plants. This proposed deep underground dump would be built less than a mile from Lake Huron, roughly 50 miles across from the state of Michigan. The Ministry of Environment has agreed that an Independent Review Panel is indeed the best public process for understanding potential environmental impacts.  Individuals and groups, including those residing in the U.S., and tribal governments who may be affected, are urged to apply for participation in the full panel review of the proposed deep geologic nuclear waste repository.  Following is an article by the Port Huron Times Herald reporting on this issue, including how to get involved in the process.

Snip: "Ontario Power Generation Inc. has proposed building a deep storage area, 500 to 700 meters below the ground surface in Tiverton, Ont., on Lake Huron's eastern shore.  The storage site would be a little less than one mile from the shoreline. The proximity to the lake caused area environmentalists, including St. Clair County Drain Commissioner Fred Fuller, to push for a full panel review."

Snip: "For details..." [on how individuals and groups may participate in the full panel review of the deep geologic repository], "...contact Suzanne Osborne at the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Place Bell Canada, 160 Elgin St., 22nd floor, Ottawa, ON K1A OH3. Call her at (613) 957-0254 or email her at suzanne.osborne@ceaa-acee.gc.ca.  Information on the project is available on www.ceaa.gc.ca. Click on 'OPG's Deep Geological Repository' for a list of documents."

You have been sent the following article from Kay Cumbow as a courtesy of thetimesherald.com.

Canada reviews waste storage