Canadian North Shore Community Questions Nuclear Waste Storage (Nipigon)

March, 2013

Shawn, Perich, Points North, PRX,

Will a nuclear waste storage facility be constructed in the Lake Superior Basin? The answer is: possibly. Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization is presently looking for a site to construct a storage facility where nuclear waste will be buried in rock 500 meters to one kilometer underground. Based on geological features, areas near Lake Superior are suitable for such a facility and some communities on the Canadian North Shore have expressed interest in the project. In this edition of Points North, Shawn examines one such community, as it weighs the pros and cons of taking on the project.

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