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Nuclear Waste on Great Lakes

Bruce Power in Ontario, pictured above, wants to ship 16 generators containing nuclear waste

Fisherman and people that live on both sides of the Great Lakes and Detroit River are in an uproar over the shipping of 16 steam generators.


These steam generators are filled with nuclear waste and radiation.

If there was a mishap with the shipping, the consequences could be huge, ruining fishing and a good source of our drinking water.

Plus activists are worried that this could lead to more transportation of radioactive waste across our fishing waters.

An online petition against the project was signed by 60 environmental groups and 2,517 people. Is this a hint for you state officials?

It’s one more threat to the Great Lakes, which already contends with pollution and Asian carp, said state Rep. Sarah Roberts, D-St. Clair Shores.

Bruce Power, the Canadian firm that operates the power plant, said the shipment is safe.

The radiation is limited to the interior of the generators, whose openings have been sealed to prevent anything from leaking out, said spokesman John Peevers.

And the amount of nuclear material is small, he added.

But I say, why take the chance. There are always other means of transportation, it’s the fact that it’s more cost effective to ship across the great lakes. I tell you, were just rolling the dice, it’s a matter of time where another huge hazard happens. Isn’t the BP oil spill and gas explosion in San Bruno enough to warn these risk taking companies? It’s all over saving money!

After reading more about it in the Detroit News, it’s obvious that officials are going to sign away and allow the transportation.