Category Archives: Nuclear Safety

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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Apocalypse now?

(March 29, 2008) To most of us, the consequences of a meltdown or some other catastrophic accident at a nuclear reactor are unimaginable. Continue reading

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Do you trust Canada’s nuclear establishment to safely dispose of its wastes?

(March 19, 2008) More than a quarter century after the nuclear industry started creating Canada’s largest collection of cancer-causing poisons, there still is no acceptable plan to get rid of these wastes. Continue reading

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The Nuclear Power Baseload Myth

(January 18, 2008) MR.RUBIN: Madam Chair, my comments deal with issues concerning nuclear power, and we offer them to urge this Board to do two things: To stipulate and construe the nuclear issues as broadly as possible; and, in particular, to seek mechanisms to ensure that Ontario ratepayers and taxpayers are protected from the peculiar risks presented by nuclear power. Continue reading

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The nuclear shield

(November 14, 2007) Acts of gross negligence by suppliers of nuclear goods and services – the kind of mistakes that might cause nuclear reactors to explode – will no longer be protected from liability under a proposed law that passed first reading in the House of Commons last month. Continue reading

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OPG rapped for reactor breach

(July 19, 2007) A hole in a radiation containment system at Pickering generating station has not been fixed more than a month after detection, sparking concern Ontario Power Generation is dragging its feet on safety and keeping important information hidden from the public. Continue reading

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EP’s response to OPG’s proposed environmental assessment guidelines for new nuclear waste site

(September 22, 2006) Re: Comment on the Proposed Scoping Document (Environmental Assessment Guidelines) for Ontario Power Generation’s Proposal for a Deep Geologic Repository for disposal of low and intermediate level radioactive wastes in Kincardine. Continue reading

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