A politically fraught plan to store hazardous nuclear waste deep underground near the Lake Huron shoreline has been formally put to rest more than 15 years after it was first proposed. In a recent letter to the federal environment minister, Ontario’s publicly owned power generator said it no longer wished to proceed with the multi-billion-dollar project. “We do not intend to carry out the project and have asked that the application for a site preparation and construction licence be withdrawn,” the letter from Ontario Power Generation states. “Similarly, OPG requests the minister to cancel the environmental assessment for the project.” In response, federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said he accepted the request, and had terminated the ongoing assessment.
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