Bruce nuclear power http://michiganradio.org en Rep. Kildee weighs in on proposed nuclear waste disposal facility on Lake Huron http://michiganradio.org/post/rep-kildee-weighs-proposed-nuclear-waste-disposal-facility-lake-huron <div><p>Rebecca Williams of Michigan Radio's Environment Report first told you <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/plan-store-lower-level-nuclear-waste-near-lake-huron">last year</a> that Ontario Power Generation has proposed building a nuclear waste disposal facility at its Bruce Nuclear Power Site.</p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The site near the city of Kincardine&nbsp;and would be located less than a mile from Lake Huron.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>If approved, the site would house 52 million gallons of low and intermediate level nuclear waste.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Among those expressing alarm about this proposal are Congressman Sander Levin, Gary Peters, John Dingell, and my next guest, Congressman Dan Kildee, Democrat from Flint Township.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>*Listen to the audio above.</em></div><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:31:36 +0000 Stateside Staff 15141 at http://michiganradio.org Rep. Kildee weighs in on proposed nuclear waste disposal facility on Lake Huron Senators unhappy about Canada's nuclear waste plan http://michiganradio.org/post/senators-unhappy-about-canadas-nuclear-waste-plan <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin of Michigan are asking Secretary of State John Kerry to intervene in a Canadian plan to store nuclear waste underground near Lake Huron.</p><p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">Ontario Power Generation proposes a radioactive waste disposal facility at the Bruce nuclear power site in the city of Kincardine. If approved, it would house more than 200,000 cubic feet of waste about a mile from the lake.</p><p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">In a letter&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1408414041" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Monday</span></span>&nbsp;to Kerry, the Democratic senators say they're concerned how storing so much radioactive material that close to the lake would affect the environment and industries such as fishing and tourism.</p><p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">They ask Kerry to urge the Canadian government to reconsider its plans.</p><p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">The company says the underground rock formations would keep the waste safe for thousands of years.</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:20:42 +0000 The Associated Press 14929 at http://michiganradio.org Senators unhappy about Canada's nuclear waste plan