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Nuclear power at a crossroads

(March 17, 2011) Energy Probe’s Norm Rubin appears on the Business News Network (BNN) to discuss the future of nuclear and the implications of China’s decision to put its nuclear program on hold. 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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Japan quake triggers Ont. nuclear safety debate

(March 14, 2011) CBC News examines the implications of the nuclear crisis in Japan for Ontario’s nuclear sector. Energy Probe’s director of nuclear research Norm Rubin comments on the tradeoff between cost and safety in nuclear facilities. Continue reading

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Norm Rubin discussing the Japanese nuclear situation on CBC Radio

(March 14, 2011) Energy Probe’s director of nuclear research Norm Rubin appeared on CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition this weekend to discuss the dire situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant, and the potential ramifications for the global nuclear industry. Continue reading

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Wind: The new nuclear

(Oct. 23, 2010) Both technologies are immature and premature, writes Lawrence Solomon. Continue reading

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In the early 1970s, Energy Probe saw nuclear power as a relatively clean and economic alternative to coal, then a highly polluting form of electrical generation.  Energy Probe became anti-nuclear in 1974, after producing a report – the first of … Continue reading

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Lepreau delays force Quebec to postpone work on its nuclear reactor

(Aug. 17, 2010) Lepreau delays force Quebec to postpone work on its nuclear reactor Continue reading

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