Category Archives: Nuclear Safety

Shut the Pickering reactors down

Tonight! March 27, 8:30 pm @Green_Beanery – stop by for our new Grounds for Thought discussion. Join Shawn-Patrick Stensil of Greenpeace as he focuses on the Pickering problem and why he wants nuclear power out of Ontario’s energy mix. Continue reading

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Listen to Energy Probe on Green Majority

(August 21, 2012) Energy Probe’s Director of Research, Norman Rubin, joined a roundtable on nuclear energy in Canada hosted by the environmental news radio program ‘Green Majority’ (CIUT FM 89.5), which you can listen to in full at the link supplied. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Death of a maverick

(June 7, 2011) Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, winner of a 1977 Nobel prize in medicine and a lifelong fighter against personal and professional prejudice in science, died last week at age 89. Continue reading

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Podcast: Lawrence Solomon on radiation in Japan

(April 1, 2011) Lawrence Solomon joins Financial Post reporters Eric Lam and John Shmuel for the FP Big Picture podcast. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Avert Chernobyl-style hysteria in Japan

(March 25, 2011) Energy Probe executive director Lawrence Solomon argues that the biggest tragedy of Chernobyl was the reaction, rather than the meltdown itself. The lesson for Japan is that panicking will only make things worse for those affected by the Fukushima meltdown. Continue reading

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If not nuclear, then what?

(March 17, 2011) When even experts disagree about how safe nuclear reactors are, or ought to be, what do we make of nuclear? The Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente looks at the pros and cons of nuclear energy and finds concern in the less obvious. Continue reading

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Nuclear concern: worldwide reaction to Japan crisis

(March 16, 2011) Energy Probe’s Norm Rubin weighs in on the developing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. Continue reading

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Workers pulled from nuclear plant as radiation spikes

(March 15, 2011) CTV News reports on the latest setback at the stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant. Energy Probe’s director of nuclear research Norm Rubin says the 40-year-old plant was only designed to withstand a quake of 6.5 magnitude. Continue reading

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WikiLeaks dump lists U.S. interest in Canada’s energy assets

(Dec. 06, 2010) The energy economies of Canada and the United States are highly integrated says Lawrence Solomon, executive director of Energy Probe, to the Globe and Mail—adding that it’s not surprising Americans would attach importance to maintaining the security of energy facilities in Canada. Continue reading

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Looking at NB Power numbers

(August 28, 2010) As Prime Minister Harper rattles around the Arctic pumping the need for fighter planes and Arctic sovereignty and warning of Russian bomber threats that justify the recently announced $9 billion dollar purchase of U.S. manufactured fighter planes, NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command says that at no time did Russian bombers enter Canadian airspace this week. Continue reading

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