Category Archives: Nuclear Safety

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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Radiation reservation

(November 1, 1989) For 10 years, studies from, Great Britain and the United States have reported that children and young adults living near nuclear facilities have higher rates of leukemia – a nine fold increase in one case – than expected. Now, research into the incidence of childhood leukemia in Ontario has provided disquieting evidence that a similar tragedy could be unfolding closer to home. Continue reading

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Probability Times Consequence: Rational and Scientific, or Just Imprudent?

(May 23, 1986) Originally presented at a Symposium on the Risks and Benefits of Energy Alternatives held at the University of Waterloo. May 20-23, 1986. Continue reading

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