Nuclear waste burial debate produces odd alliances

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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 12:00 am

KINCARDINE, Ontario (AP) - Ordinarily, a proposal to bury radioactive waste in a scenic area that relies on tourism would inspire "not in my backyard" protests from local residents - and relief in places that were spared.

But conventional wisdom has been turned on its head in the Canadian province of Ontario, where a publicly owned power company wants to entomb waste from its nuclear plants 2,230 feet below the surface and less than a mile from Lake Huron.

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