National Wildlife Federation: Burying Nuclear Waste Near Great Lakes ‘Shockingly Bad Idea’

NWF supports Michigan legislation asking Canada to reconsider plan to store radioactive waste one-quarter mile from Lake Huron

05-21-2014 // Jordan Lubetkin

Photo of Great Lakes restorationThe National Wildlife Federation is supporting legislation from Michigan public officials, announced today, that aims to stop the disposal of large amounts of nuclear waste near the shores of Lakes Huron. Michigan State Sen. Phil Pavlov is leading the effort. Read about it at:

Commenting on Michigan’s attempts to protect the Great Lakes, Andy Buchsbaum, regional executive director for the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Center, said:

"Burying nuclear waste a quarter-mile from the Great Lakes is a shockingly bad idea -- it poses a serious threat to people, fish, wildlife, and the lakes themselves. We support this legislative package that asks Canada to reconsider its plan to store large amounts of radioactive waste on the shores of Lake Huron. It’s time to go back to the drawing board to find a solution that doesn't put our Great Lakes, environment, communities, and economy at risk."

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