House Additions | Nuclear Waste


Why would any community, let alone 21, sign up to for the right to become Canada's nuclear dump? The repository will eventually house highly radioactive used fuel bundles (more than 2 million) currently stored at nuclear power plants.

The waste site will cost anywhere from 16 to 24 billion dollars, once a host community is chosen. Susan Lunn went to one town that's on the list -- the Northern Ontario community of  Hornepayne -- to try to answer why folks there would consider taking this waste.


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