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| May 19, 2015

Federal panel approves nuclear dump on Lake Huron

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A federal environmental assessment panel has just released its report approving a proposal to bury nuclear waste on the shores of Lake Huron, next to the world's largest inland water ecosystem.

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See you at the ribbon cutting? Federal panel approves nuclear dump on Lake Huron

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A federal environmental assessment panel has just released its report approving a proposal by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to bury nuclear waste on the shores of Lake Huron in a "Deep Geological Repository" (DGR). The panel's conclusions come as no surprise to informed observers: the impartiality of the environmental assessment process had been in question for months.

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Three years later, Fukushima nuclear disaster continues to serve as a warning

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Three years have passed since the earthquake and tsunami that caused the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The tsunami's immediate death toll was more than 15,000, with close to 3,000 still missing. Casualties are still mounting, though, both in Japan and much farther away. The impact of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown on health and the environment is severe, compounded daily as radioactive pollution continues to pour from the site, owned by the Tokyo Electric Power Company, TEPCO.

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