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Another blow to the "nuclear renaissance"

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | January 21, 2009 2 comments

More evidence today that the wheels are coming off the so-called “nuclear renaissance.” New Brunswick’s attempt at rebuilding its ageing Point Lepreau nuclear station has suffered delays and cost over-runs. The “nuclear...

Harper Backs Nuclear in Throne Speech

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | November 19, 2008

The Harper government backed nuclear power in today's Throne Speech under the guise of climate protection.  Like most of the Harper goverment's so-called climate programs, the government's nuclear commitment is in fact a dangerous...

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...

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...

AECL Losing Friends, but Spending Our Tax Dollars

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | February 4, 2009

Once the apex of the Canadian nuclear lobby, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) seems to be losing friends in droves. I received the program for the Canadian nuclear lobby's annual conference in Ottawa yesterday. Conspicuously...

AECL Causes Medical Isotope Shortage

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

Yet another warning this morning that Ontario should not buy Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's (AECL) prototype Adavanced CANDU Reactor.   AECL's incompetence and failure at building two reactors to replace the 50-year old NRU nuclear...

The nuclear industry doesn't trust itself...Why should we?

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | November 18, 2009

Why should we trust the nuclear industry when it doesn’t trust itself? That’s the underlining question of a Greenpeace report released this week. The Harper government has tabled the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act in...

Energy Revolution: A Reactor Becomes a Solar Farm

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | July 29, 2009

A nuclear power station in Austria now uses clean, safe nuclear energy -- the sun! Greenpeace isn’t usually invited to hang banners from nuclear stations, but the Austrians asked us to do just that.  And how could we refuse?  It...

Another One Bites the Dust – Bruce Power Cancels Reactors

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | July 23, 2009 2 comments

More proof the so-called nuclear renaissance is dead on arrival: Bruce Power announced today it is abandoning two proposals to build new reactors at the Bruce and Nanticoke sites in Ontario . This comes on the heels of the...

Nuclear Bids Too Expensive, Says Ontario

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | June 29, 2009 2 comments

In 2005, the nuclear lobby promised its new reactors designs would be cheap enough to revive the moribund nuclear industry.  Today’s announcement by Energy Minister George Smitherman that he’s suspending the procurement of new reactors...

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