Michigan Lawmaker Wants To Stop Underground Nuke Dump in Canada

August 19, 2013

"We certainly deserve to have a say in terms of what happens in the Great Lakes."

Michigan State Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D-Taylor)

A state lawmaker says he’s concerned that an underground nuclear waste dump in Canada could threaten Michigan’s drinking water. Democratic State Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood of Taylor says Ontario Power Generation is planning to build a burial site for radioactive waste less than a mile from Lake Huron, about 120 miles north of the main drinking water intakes for southeast Michigan. Hopgood tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller a constituent told him about the project earlier this year. He and State Rep. Sarah Roberts are hosting a town hall meeting on the issue Monday night at 6:30. It's at the Wayne State Law School's Keith Center Auditorium.

Watch Sen. Hopgood's video here