Lake County condemns nuclear-waste storage in Great Lakes basin (February 2015)

February 16, 2015 – Chicago Tribune

The Lake County Board joined the city of Waukegan last week in opposing the proposed construction of a nuclear-waste repository near the Ontario shore of Lake Huron, a public stance taken by a reported 136 communities in the U.S. and Canada to protest the storage of nuclear waste anywhere in the Great Lakes basin.

Toronto-based Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking to store low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste which the company describes in a statement as products and components used in reactor buildings that might have collected some radiation during use in rock formations 2,200 feet beneath a facility about three-quarters of a mile from the Huron shore in Kincardine.

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