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LAKE HURON-NUCLEAR WASTE
Michigan senators ask Kerry to intervene in Canadian plan to store nuke waste near Lake Huron
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 21, 2013 1:06 PM EDT
U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin of Michigan are asking Secretary of State John Kerry to intervene in a Canadian plan to store nuclear waste underground near Lake Huron.
In a letter Monday to Kerry, the Democratic senators say they're concerned how storing so much radioactive material that close to the lake would affect the environment and industries such as fishing and tourism.
They ask Kerry to urge the Canadian government to reconsider its plans.
The company says the underground rock formations would keep the waste safe for thousands of years.