Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians


Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians reservation and trust lands are located on the northwestern corner of the lower peninsula of Michigan.

History of TRMTC Involvement

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) has been involved in TRMTC since 2021. LTBB has a vested interest in the transportation of radioactive materials due to the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) located on their reservation that Big Rock Nuclear Power Plant operated from 1962 to 1997. There are a total of eight concrete casks containing nuclear waste leftover from the plant’s decommissioning, which occurred in 1997. Over the years, there have been discussions on the eventual removal and transportation of the spent nuclear fuel stored at Big Rock Point to a central storage facility or repository. LTBB would like to see this waste removed from their reservation to mitigate risks to the people, water and tribal resources. Big Rock Point is a historically and culturally significant site for LTBB as a gathering place and landmark used for navigation.

Relevant Links

Primary TRMTC Contact