March 15, 2003
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission should maintain an Internet site with up-to-date information on the status of Canada’s nuclear power reactors, Energy Probe has suggested.
In a letter to Linda Keen, who heads the nuclear safety commission, Energy Probe executive director Tom Adams points to sites run by U.S. regulators that report operating status and significant events at U.S. reactors.
The letter was sent yesterday as Ontario Power Generation’s Pickering B nuclear station was out of service for a third day.
OPG acknowledged the outage only after it was leaked to news media.
The Independent Electricity Market Operator, which runs Ontario’s power market, is reviewing its policies on informing the public about power station failures.