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Pickering EA Screening Report

Publication | October 23, 2008 at 17:00

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...

How much does it cost to just 'look' like you're supporting the nuclear industry

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 11, 2008

Last week’s report that Canada’s nuclear vendors are asking the federal government for billions to finance the sale of their prototype Advanced Candu Reactor (ACR) is raising yet more questions about Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s...

Will the new Ontario Premier review the Darlington overhaul?

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst | December 13, 2012

Hundreds of people told the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) it shouldn’t approve Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) plan to rebuild the four aging Darlington reactors during public hearings last week.  People overwhelmingly...

Can a nuclear accident happen in Canada? - Question and Answer

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | March 16, 2011

Could an accident leading to radiation release happen here in Canada? Yes.  All reactors operating in Canada are vulnerable to accidents caused by a combination of human error, design flaws and natural disasters. The nuclear...

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 Hopes to Sell Reactors to India

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | January 19, 2009

International Trade Minister Stockwell Day is in India today trying to sell Canadian reactors on behalf of the Harper government. After India used Canadian nuclear technology in 1974 to make an atomic bomb, Canada cut off support...

Darlington: It’s Not Worth the Risk

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Senior Energy Analyst | September 3, 2015 6 comments

We can’t expect our elected officials to make good decisions when key information is being hidden from them. And when that involves nuclear safety, millions are at risk. Sometime this Fall, Premier Kathleen Wynne will be asked to...

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...

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