Ontario's plans to store nuclear waste under Lake Huron have Michigan upset
Where does all that nuclear waste go? Unlike in the 1980's when nuclear waste was dumped into oceans, now the preferred method is to bury it somewhere deep. The problem that is no community wants it in their neighbourhood.
One option that has been ignored by goverment and the nuclear industry is above-ground Monitored Retrievable Storage. Instead, the cheapest method - burying the waste deep in old mines - seems to be the only method considered. Not surprisingly, this method saves nuclear companies billions of dollars, not to mention "out of sight, out the mind".
Recently, Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) has come up with a plan to bury low- and medium-level radioactive waste at the Western Waste Depository, located on the shores of Lake Huron.