Conmee mulls resolution about nuclear waste

By Carl Clutchey  Local Journalism Initiative reporter Conmee Township may become the next rural municipality to formally oppose a proposal to ship spent nuclear-fuel rods across its boundaries. Council is to consider next month a resolution stating its opposition to the shipment plan by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, which intends to ship the rods to a future underground storage site to be built near Ignace or in southwestern Ontario. The move follows a presentation this week to Conmee council members by the Environment North and We the Nuclear Free North groups, both of which oppose the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s plan. The group’s contend that spent fuel rods from nuclear reactors, which remain radioactive for several years, should not be shipped and instead contained “in the vicinity” of the…

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