The total radioactivity of the nuclear wastes stored at the Pickering, Darlington and Bruce Nuclear Stations is 700 times greater than the total radiation released to the atmosphere by the Fukushima accident in 2011. Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is proposing to continue to store these wastes in dry storage containers in conventional commercial storage buildings at its nuclear stations until at least 2043.

This factsheet explains why we need to move these wastes to hardened attack resistant interim storage facilities instead of leaving them in conventional warehouses sitting on the Great Lakes shoreline.

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