Monday, July 19, 2010

Bruce Power Seeks Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's First Ever License to Ship Radioactive Nuclear Waste through Great Lakes

For any of my readers who live on or around Lake Ontario, this story's for you.

The Bruce Nuclear Generating Station plans to ship 1,760 tonnes of radiation-laced steel through Lake Ontario — a precedent-setting project that has officials worried on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border.

On April 1, Bruce Power asked the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Canada’s nuclear regulator, for a licence to ship low-level radioactive generators from its power plant on Lake Huron to Sweden, where 90 per cent of the metals inside the generators are to be cleansed and resold...

If approved, this would be the first time a licence has been issued by the commission to ship nuclear waste through the Great Lakes.


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