Sault Ste. Marie on a risky route? (May 2015)

SooToday.com – Wednesday, May 27, 2015: Sault Ste. Marie could one day find itself on the route used by trucks or trains to transport high-level radioactive waste from southern Ontario nuclear power plants to Northern Ontario.

Several Northern Ontario communities, such as White River, have expressed interest in gathering more information about developing a special underground cavern to store high-level radioactive waste because of the direct and indirect jobs such a cavern would create (such as construction and monitoring of the site).

“If (communities such as) Sault Ste. Marie don’t take notice it may be too late to complain later on it wasn’t consulted,” said Dr. Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility (CCNR) president, speaking to SooToday in a telephone interview Wednesday.

Edwards is scheduled to speak at a public information session in White River Wednesday evening, and at another information session in Pic Mobert First Nation scheduled for Thursday.

Pic Mobert First Nation has voiced its concerns, stating the area in question is on traditional First Nations territory.

Read story by Darren Taylor at SooToday.com at http://www.sootoday.com/content/news/details.asp?c=92155

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