Apr 06, 2017
By Michael Kramer
Officials are looking for more information from a company that wants to store waste from nuclear power plants underground – less than a mile from Lake Huron.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has sent a letter to Ontario Power Generation – which has proposed burying low- and intermediate-level waste such as clothing and discarded machinery – more than 2,000 feet underground.
The company wants to bury the material at a site at the Bruce Power Generating Station near Kincardine, Ontario – but at the request of the government – it offered two alternative sites.
In its 17-page letter the agency asked for more detail about how the alternative sites were chosen – and it raised questions about rock stability – and factors such as radiological risks during transportation – and the chance of accidents.