Will Bruce Power send nuclear shipments across Great Lakes?

Company wants to send radioactive material to Sweden

A Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission hearing is underway into a request by Bruce Power—an Ontario nuclear power plant—for permission to ship radioactive waste through the Great Lakes and across the Atlantic Ocean for processing in Sweden. The waste in question involves 16 school bus-sized radiation-contaminated steam generators. At the hearing, the risks that come with shipping radioactive waste through the Great Lakes will be considered. If approved, Bruce Power will have a Swedish firm reprocess and remove the non-radioactive parts and concentrate the remainder, said Duncan Hawthorne, the utility’s chief executive officer. But those who live along the waterways–including 40 million Americans and Canadians who take their fresh water from the Great Lakes–are concerned about contamination in the event
of an accident.

CBC News

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