Very few things get people as aroused as a plan to store/dispose of nuclear waste in their neigborhood; NIMBY shifts into overdrive. I can't really blame folks, because if the US experience is any guide, then people have cause for alarm (see my review of Too Hot To Touch: The Problem of High-Level Nuclear Waste).
Looks like our friends to the north might have similar problems, as Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is floating plans to bury nuclear waste in a deep geologic repository (DGR) at its Bruce site, just a stone's throw from Lake Huron. Locals are concerned, as are some US communities across the lake.
Public hearings will begin 16 September 2013.
Here is the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's (CEAA) DGR site.
Good luck, folks - on both sides of the issue.
"The previous year , Robert Oppenheimer, Chairman of the AEC's General Advisory Committee, had dismissed the [nuclear] waste problem as 'unimportant.' " - William and Rosemarie Alley, Too Hot To Touch: The Problem of High-Level Nuclear Waste, p. 3