An Ontario nuclear power company has scrapped plans to ship radioactive parts through the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River, at least for now, the CBC and metronews.ca are reporting.
Bruce Power wanted to ship 16 radioactive steam generators to Sweden to be recycled. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission issued a license for the shipping in 2011.
But public pressure from aboriginal tribes, the Bloc Quebecois, and environmental groups led Bruce Power to delay.
According to metronews.ca, Bruce Power has decided to put the plan on hold to allow further discussion with First Nations and other groups.
Kahnawake Mohawk Council spokesman Joe Delaronde told the CBC “we’re pretty happy they’ve done the right thing here.”