Not only should shut down at the Pickering site be completed as quickly as possible , the process should also ensure that all radioactive waste be removed from this site to a safe repository away from drinking water sources and dense populations. The Great Lakes should not be used to transport radioactive waste. Waste at the Pickering site has been stored on site since the plant opened. Not only is radioactive waste stored on the shore of lake Ontario but it’s next door to the largest city in Canada.