Plan for nuclear waste storage should be met with caution, says farmers union president (January 2013)

Huron Bullet News
January 26, 2013

CENTRAL HURON  – The idea of storing high-level nuclear waste in Central Huron should be met with caution, says a local farmers union president.

:The decision to put all of Canada’s high level radioactive reactor fuel waste under some of Canada’s best farm land and beside the Great Lakes is one that should be considered very cautiously” said Tony McQuail, who is the president of the Huron National Farmers Union (NFU) Local 335.

In co-operation with the Huron District of the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario, Huron NFU has scheduled an information session on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Regional Equine and Agricultural Centre of Huron, which is located in Clinton. It expects to have information on both the benefits and risks of storing the country high-level nuclear waste.

More than 20 communities, including the Municipality of Central Huron, have expressed an interest in learning more about hosting a deep geologic site to store the country’s high-level radioactive waste from nuclear electricity generation.

Brennain Lloyd of North Watch will present Deep Trouble: Nuclear Waste Burial in the Great Lakes Basin. There will be an opportunity for questions following the presentation.

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