Tag Archives: Chernobyl

You can trust Japan’s radiation data, says Greenpeace

(March 30, 2011) Greenpeace and the Japanese authorities should be providing the public with both sides of the radiation debate, to let them decide for themselves if they are best off evacuating their homes. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Avert Chernobyl-style hysteria in Japan

(March 25, 2011) Energy Probe executive director Lawrence Solomon argues that the biggest tragedy of Chernobyl was the reaction, rather than the meltdown itself. The lesson for Japan is that panicking will only make things worse for those affected by the Fukushima meltdown. Continue reading

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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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