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Michigan senator plans legislation on Canadian waste plan

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U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow plans to introduce legislation related to a planned Canadian nuclear waste disposal facility that would be less than a mile from Lake Huron.

A spokesman for the Michigan Democrat declined to release details ahead of a news conference scheduled for Monday afternoon in Detroit.

Ontario Power Generation wants to bury 7.1 million cubic feet of low- and intermediate-level waste from nuclear power plants at a generating station near Kincardine, Ontario.

The company says there's virtually no chance the project will contaminate Lake Huron, but opponents say it's not work the risk.

An advisory panel endorsed the plan in May. The Canadian environment minister says she'll make a decision by Dec. 2.

Stabenow and other Michigan members of Congress already have offered non-binding resolutions opposing the plan.

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