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Eiffel Tower anti-nuclear protest

Feature story | July 20, 2008 at 17:00

French state nuclear company Areva sponsored a ring of golden European Union stars for the Eiffel Tower, to mark France's term as EU president. Today, we added a nuclear hazard symbol.

Nuclear safety guidelines protect the nuclear industry not Canadians, says report

Feature story | June 25, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace today released a new report that documents serious safety concerns with all three reactor designs being considered for Ontario and that shows safety standards for nuclear reactors have been watered down to allow new reactors with...

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...

Cost of Ontario's Nuclear Plan on the Rise

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | June 12, 2008

The shovels aren't even in the ground yet, but according to a story in today's Toronto Star Premier Dalton McGuinty is acknowledging that the cost of his multi-billion dollar nuclear plan is skyrocketing. Says the Premier: "It's...

French Nuclear Project Delayed

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | November 12, 2008

News out of France this morning should be a warning to Ontario's McGuinty government to drop its nuclear plans and go green.   AREVA has announced that the reactor its building at Flamanville in France has been delayed and won't...

French Reactor 20% Over Budget

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | December 3, 2008 1 comment

Nuclear advocates in Canada often cite France as the nuclear utopia to which we should aspire.   But not everything is well in paradise.  Électricité de France (EDF) announced today that the EPR reactor its building at Flamanville is...

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...

Harper should say 'No' to more nuclear subsidies

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 7, 2008

According to a report in today’s Globe and Mail , Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL) and SNC-Lavalin are asking for billions in loan guarantees so they have a chance at winning a contract to build the prototype Advanced Candu Reactor...

Yet another delay for the McGuinty government's nuclear plan....

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | November 4, 2008 5 comments

You ever know someone who is always late? Energy Minister George Smitherman just announced his government has - again - delayed the decision on what reactor design will be built in Ontario.    The government says this is due to the...

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