WASHINGTON — Getting the chance to meet the new Canadian prime minister this week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell also asked him to make sure a nuclear waste facility isn’t built near the shores of Lake Huron.

Dingell, D-Dearborn, was part of a group of six Democratic U.S. House members who got to meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he visited Washington on Thursday.

She thanked Trudeau for an earlier decision to delay construction of the nuclear waste facility in Kincardine, Ontario, and said she told him she hoped she never would see the waste stored near the Great Lakes.

“Michigan shares a lot with our neighbors to the north — a border, a strong auto industry, an appreciation for good hockey, and a love of the Great Lakes,” said Dingell.

Last month, the Canadian government delayed for a second time a decision on the proposed facility, which would store low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste deep underground.

Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press 7:52 p.m. EST March 11, 2016