Category Archives: Nuclear Plant Security

House Hansard: Session 38:2, April 26, 2006

(April 26, 2006) Mr. Howard Hampton (Kenora-Rainy River): My question is for the Acting Premier. We know that the McGuinty government’s real energy plan is to spend $40 billion on very expensive, unreliable and environmentally risky nuclear power plants. So today, on the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, I believe the McGuinty government owes the people of Ontario some straight answers on nuclear power and the potential risks. Will the McGuinty government make public today any emergency plans, briefing notes or studies in its possession that assess the impact of a potential nuclear disaster on human health, the environment and the economy? Continue reading

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Re-defeat the nuclear industry

(January 20, 2005) The federal government, and three provincial governments, are about to sink billions more dollars into another attempt to salvage the nuclear industry, the country’s least economic energy industry – and its most dangerous. Continue reading

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Nuclear plants’ scrutiny privatized

(September 9, 2003) The business of inspecting nuclear power plants in Ontario is being sold to the private sector, prompting concerns from industry critics about safety standards. Continue reading

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Probe of Pickering nuclear restart slammed

(November 13, 2002) A government investigation into costly delays in restarting several nuclear reactors at Pickering, Ont. – shutdowns that helped create a supply crunch and soaring power prices – will offer little more than finger pointing, critics of the probe said said Wednesday. Continue reading

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MDS Nordion has enough enriched uranium for a bomb

(June 9, 2002) Ottawa’s MDS Nordion is creating a tempting target for nuclear terrorists by unnecessarily stockpiling enough highly enriched uranium to build at least one nuclear bomb, says a respected U.S. nuclear watchdog group. Continue reading

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Nuclear plants called vulnerable

(March 26, 2002) Workers not screened for terrorist links, congressman says. BOSTON (AP) – Security at the nation’s civilian nuclear power plants is so poor that terrorists could already be secretly working at reactors, says a congressman. Continue reading

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NRC upgrades security at U.S. nuclear

(February 27, 2002) WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued orders Tuesday to all 104 of the nation’s nuclear power plants, upgrading the high-level security measures already in place. Continue reading

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