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New nuclear plants too little, too late at too high a price

Press release | March 6, 2008 at 17:00

None of the new nuclear reactors under consideration by the McGuinty government can be built fast enough to meet Ontario's looming electricity gap or stop dangerous climate change, says Greenpeace Canada in response to the McGuinty government’s...

Bruce Power CEO Should Retract Statement

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 21, 2008 4 comments

I’ve written the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to ask it to instruct Bruce Power CEO Duncan Hawthrone to retract a dismissive comment he made last month about a significant safety event at the Bruce “A” nuclear station. In...

Lessons Canada needs to learn from Fukushima

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | February 28, 2012

I visited both the Ukraine and Japan last year.   I saw two countries that have been forever changed by technological hubris.In the Ukraine I met people still coping with Chernobyl’s fallout twenty five years later.  In Japan, I made...

How Much Will Tim Hudak’s “Nuclear Tax” Cost You?

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst | July 21, 2011 1 comment

Tim Hudak has promised to introduce a sneaky new nuclear tax to cover the cost overruns from building Ontario’s first generation of reactors, but today’s news of more massive cost over-runs at nuclear projects in Europe should serve as...

AECL Admits Defeat – Time to End Nuclear Subsidies

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | April 4, 2008

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) just announced it is withdrawing its Advanced Candu Reactor (ACR) design from pre-licensing reviews in the United Kingdom . While AECL says it’s done this to focus on the “Canadian domestic...

Nuclear Standing in Way of Renewable Jobs

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | February 25, 2008 1 comment

The Canadian nuclear lobby – under the name of Team Candu – is holding a press conference this morning at Queen’s Park in Toronto “to confirm CANDU as the best choice for Ontario's next nuclear power plants.” You could say that this...

Nuclear Spin - Lepreau II Won't Happen

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 12, 2008 2 comments

A lot of what you read in the papers about the so-called ‘nuclear renaissance’ is spin . If a government minister says she or he would consider building a nuclear reactor, the nuclear lobby’s spin doctors somehow manage to turn such...

New Reactors Won't Get Cheaper

Blog entry by sstensil | June 28, 2010

A year ago today the nuclear lobby’s “affordable” power charade was exposed.  Admitting that the price tag for new reactors was “billions” of dollars too high, the Ontario government suspended its purchase of new reactors.  Canada’s...

French Reactor Project Delayed

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 27, 2008

Yet another bad news story out of France today for AREVA, one the three companies vying to sell its reactor design to Ontario. According to the French newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné the construction of its EPR reactor at...

AREVA Ignores Safety Procedures

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 13, 2008 1 comment

Documents acquired by Greenpeace show that AREVA, which hopes to sell a reactor to Ontario, has failed to respect basic safety procedures during the construction of its prototype European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) at the Olkiluoto site...

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