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by Shawn McCarthy, The Globe and Mail

An independent expert group has dismissed fears that Ontario Power Generation’s plan to bury nuclear waste near Lake Huron would threaten the Great Lakes, despite warnings from another scientist that the proposed site would have the potential for calamity.

Facing opposition from some local residents, the provincial Crown corporation will appear before a federal review panel in Kincardine, Ont., this week for final hearings on its plan to bury up to 20,000 cubic metres of low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste at the bottom of a deep shaft at the Bruce nuclear plant on the shores of Lake Huron.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/plans-to-bury-nuclear-waste-near-lake-huron-considered-safe-by-independent-group-of-experts/article20487176/