Federal hearings into a provincial plan to bury Ontario's low- and intermediate-level waste near Lake Huron will resume in September.

Six weeks of hearings were held last fall in Kincardine and Port Elgin.

Ontario Power Generation plans to bury 200,000 cubic metres of nuclear waste in underground caverns.

The proposed facility will be located on the Bruce Power site within 1.2 kilometres of Lake Huron.

It's proximity to the drinking water supply for 40 million people has sparked concern in Ontario, but mostly in Michigan.

The extended hearings are expected to last two weeks and will be held in Kincardine starting September 9th.