Hearings into a proposed Ontario Power Generation nuclear waste facility are underway in Kincardine.

OPG plans to bury 200,000 cubic metres of low and intermediate nuclear waste 680 metres underground.

If approved, the facility would be within 1.5 kilometres of Lake Huron. Engineers, geologists, residents, politicians and native groups will be speaking at the hearings over the next four weeks.

The hearings will be held in Kincardine and Port Elgin.