December 7, 2015
The government was initially supposed to decide by September whether to greenlight the proposed deep geologic repository.
However, the previous Conservative government pushed that back until December — after the election.
A $1-billion underground storage bunker near Kincardine, Ont., has won preliminary approval, but needs a green light from Ottawa.
Critics — many of them Americans — argue it would be folly to bury the toxic waste close to the lake but proponents say it’s safe.