Category Archives: Nuclear Safety

Canadian-designed nuclear reactor design flaw discovered

(January 10, 1997) Canadian-designed Nuclear Reactor Design Flaw Discovered as Prime Minister Peddles Nuclear Technology in Southeast Asia. Continue reading

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CANDU Reactor Deal Controversy

(December 9, 1996) Call it the Great Mall of China. Two years ago, Prime Minister Jean CHRÉTIEN led nine premiers and more than 400 business people on a mission to vastly expand trade with the world’s most populous market. The results of the “Team Canada” trip have been impressive: nearly $9 billion worth of confirmed deals involving Canadian banks, financial and legal services, and manufacturing ventures. Yet trade with what is also the world’s largest totalitarian state is never free of controversy. Continue reading

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Energy Probe’s Oral Presentation to the Nuclear Fuel Waste Environmental Assessment Panel, Phase 2 extension

(November 21, 1996) In my last presentation, I addressed the issue of the “burden of proof” for the safety of this concept, and I have since added a few more sentences on the record, based largely on the important contribution of Rod Northey last Monday evening. Continue reading

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Environmental assessment review agency nuclear fuel waste management and disposal concept

(June 20, 1996) Dr. Rubin: My name is Norman Rubin, I am representing Energy Probe. I will not be going through my written submissions, which are still the written submissions made in earlier phases which covered both technical and generic issues. Continue reading

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Submission to US Dept. of Energy, regarding use of nuclear weapons Plutonium in Canadian reactors

(June 7, 1996) U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fissile Materials Disposition P.O. Box 23786 Washington D.C. 20026-3786 U.S.A. By Fax: 202-586-2710 (Original following by mail). Continue reading

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Risk Methodology and Criteria for a Nuclear Waste Disposal Facility

(March 1, 1996) Part 4 of Energy Probe’s Submission on the Adequacy of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s Environmental Impact Statement on the Concept for Disposal of Canada’s Nuclear Fuel Waste. Submitted to the Federal Environmental Assessment Review Panel. Continue reading

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The security implications for China of environmental degradation

(March 1, 1996) This month’s Commentary is an extension of an article by the same authors, “China: Environmental Stress and National Security”, which appeared in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s Policy Staff Paper, No. 96/01, February 1996. Authors: Nicolino Strizzi and Robert T. Stranks Continue reading

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Protecting Communities and Individuals When Siting a Nuclear Waste Disposal Facility

(February 28, 1996) Part 3 of Energy Probe’s Submission on The Adequacy of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s Environmental Impact Statement on the Concept for Disposal of Canada’s Nuclear Fuel Waste. Submitted to the Federal Environmental Assessment Review Panel. Continue reading

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Risks of a Nuclear Waste Disposal Facility

(August 8, 1995) Part 2 of Energy Probe’s Submission on The Adequacy of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s Environmental Impact Statement on the Concept for Disposal of Canada’s Nuclear Fuel Waste. Submitted to the Federal Environmental Assessment Review Panel. Continue reading

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Siting a Nuclear Waste Disposal Facility

(July 28, 1995) Part 1 of Energy Probe’s Submission on The Adequacy of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s Environmental Impact Statement on the Concept for Disposal of Canada’s Nuclear Fuel Waste. Continue reading

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