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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 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...

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...

Nuclear Safety Guidelines Protect the Industry Not Canadians

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | June 26, 2008 6 comments

Greenpeace released a report today that assesses both the adequacy of Canada’s nuclear safety regulations and the weaknesses of the reactor designs being considered for construction in Ontario. The Globe and Mail ran a story on...

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...

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...

Another Warning for Ontario

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | May 6, 2009

Another warning today from across the pond that the Ontario government should dump its plans to buy a new prototype reactor.  A leaked memo from the Finnish nuclear regulator reveals that it may halt the construction of AREVA’s...

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