Resolution Urges Biden Administration to Work with Canada to Find Alternative Location
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is joining her Senate colleagues, led by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), in introducing a resolution opposing Canada’s placement of a permanent nuclear waste storage site near the shared Great Lakes Basin. Canada is currently considering a storage site at South Bruce, just 30 miles from Lake Huron. The resolution urges President Biden and his administration to work with the Canadian government to find an alternative location to permanently store nuclear waste that does not pose a threat to the Great Lakes.
U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) are also cosponsors of the resolution.
“Protecting and preserving the Great Lakes is not just an environmental goal, it is an economic necessity for Wisconsin,” said Senator Baldwin. “Our Great Lakes provide fresh water for drinking and are a critical part of our economy, helping support good-paying jobs in tourism, recreation, transportation, and trade. We do not want Canada permanently storing nuclear waste in the Great Lakes Basin, and the President and Secretary of State should make that clear to Canada.”