Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Shipping radioactive material past our shores


Interesting, but there’s nary a peep from our local media on the shipping of radioactive material across Lake Ontario and through the St. Lawrence Seaway.  

"The generators would start the journey on Lake Huron and travel down the St. Clair River to Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence Seaway and across the ocean to Sweden. "

You’d think the public would want to know that one of the cost of having nuclear power is that something has to be done with the waste, including transporting it.  The transportation route could be near us. 

The Canadians seem to care about this issue, why don't we?

Decision soon on radioactive shipping cargo | | The Times Herald The debate about a Canadian power company's plan to ship 16 radioactive steam generators to Sweden via the Great Lakes could be coming to an end. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is expected to decide by mid-December whether Bruce Power will be allowed to move the generators. Some people monitoring the issue said a decision could by made by the end of the month.  (November 23, 2010)

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