Nuclear power company cancels plans to ship radioactive material through St. Lawrence, Great Lakes

Bruce Power, Kincardine, Ont. Photo: Jennifer, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Bruce Power, Kincardine, Ont. Photo: Jennifer, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

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.”

5 Responses to “Nuclear power company cancels plans to ship radioactive material through St. Lawrence, Great Lakes”

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  1. It's Still All Bush's Fault says:

    Ship by rail.

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  2. Paul says:

    “16 radioactive steam generators” How much and what kind of radioactive material? Not much info here.

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  3. Two Cents says:

    so they’re better left in Canada?
    if sweeden wants them, let ‘em have them

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  4. Two Cents says:

    what train goes to sweeden?

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  5. Ken Hall says:

    Perhaps a FOIA request to the NSA could shed some light on the question of “How much and what kind of radioactive material?”. I would not hold my breath awaiting an answer of substance from any private/public source.

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