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2014-03-14 at 2:48PM

Hyer hosting open houses focusing on nuclear waste storage

By tbnewswatch.com

Fifteen municipalities and First Nations are engaged in a process to bury Canada's nuclear waste. 

But MP Bruce Hyer (Green, Thunder Bay - Superior North) believes the decision should involve a wider range of voices.

The Green Party member will launch a campaign next week to hear regional opinions on nuclear power, and burying nuclear waste in Northwestern Ontario.  Hyer will hold open houses in Terrace Bay, Marathon and Nipigon from Wednesday to Friday. 

Because of the gap in Ontario's transmission corridor near Wawa, Northern and Southern Ontario are on two independent energy grids.

None of the energy generated from nuclear power passes that point to the Northwest. Hyer points out that this region is being asked to bury waste that it has nothing to do with.

Along with Schreiber and Ignace, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization has identified several other potential sites for further study. 

Nipigon, Manitouwadge, White River and Hornepayne are also under consideration.

(Thunder Bay Television)

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