Panel approves underground nuclear waste facility near Lake Huron

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“We cannot believe the review panel would consider this travesty in the face of the overwhelming opposition. A nuclear repository in the Great Lakes basin is unconscionable. The president of the Cook County Board and its seventeen commissioners, representing over 5.2 million residents including the city of Chicago, vehemently oppose Ontario Power Generation’s proposal and have urged the Joint Review Panel to recommend to the Canadian government that OPG’s plan be rejected.”

“With today’s decision, the world’s largest supply of fresh water is in peril,” said Michigan State Senator Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, whose district includes the northeastern part of Macomb County located along the Lake St. Clair shoreline, in a press release issued after the announcement. “In the 1980s, Canadian officials were rightly concerned about (a similar plan) 25 miles from their border. They were right to oppose that project then, and they are tragically wrong to let this waste dump project go forward now.”

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