Category Archives: Nuclear Safety

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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Wal-Mart’s glow-in-the-dark mystery

(February 15, 2009) Retail giant can’t account for 15,800 of its exit signs that contain a potentially dangerous radioactive gas. It began in the late 2007 as a rountine audit. Retail giant Wal-Mart noticed that some exit signs at the company’s stores and warehoues had gone missing. Continue reading

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Radioactive part was missing at Bruce plant

(July 26) A radioactive part was missing for almost two months at the Bruce nuclear plant before a worker walking through an area called “the vault” discovered the problem after his radiation detector went off, writes Tyler Hamilton in the Toronto Star. Continue reading

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Radioactive part was missing at Bruce plant

(July 26, 2008) A radioactive part was missing for almost two months at the Bruce nuclear plant before a worker walking through an area called “the vault” discovered the problem after his radiation detector went off. Continue reading

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The nukes of hazard

(May 3, 2008) In a May 20, 1974 interview, the late CBC reporter Barbara Frum asked India’s UN Ambassador Samar Sen whether India violated its agreements with Canada in developing and detonating an atomic bomb. Ambassador Sen’s response was that India had not developed an atom bomb. “What did it develop, then?” Frum asked. Sen responded: “India just exploded an atomic device, nothing to do with a bomb. It is just one of the processes which is necessary for using atomic energy. How did you get the idea for an atom bomb?” Continue reading

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