Senator Stabenow Statement on Canadian Government Nuclear Waste Site Announcement

Thursday, February 18, 2016

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement regarding the Canadian government’s announcement to delay a decision on whether an underground nuclear waste facility will be built off of the shores of Lake Huron. Senator Stabenow spoke with Canadian Environmental Minister Catherine McKenna earlier this month about how this storage facility could put Michigan’s billion-dollar fishing and boating industries at risk as well as our quality of life by permanently damaging the environment and water quality of the Great Lakes. This is the second time since November that the Canadian government has responded to Senator Stabenow’s call to delay making a decision on the site:

“Canada is facing a critical decision that will impact generations in both of our countries. Given what is at stake, a closer examination of the serious environmental and public health risks of this site is imperative and will hopefully lead our Canadian neighbors to make the right decision to shelve plans for this site once and for all.”