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OPG’s claim of reactor safety not credible without transparency

Blog entry by rnieto | April 29, 2011 1 comment

Toronto - Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) review of its reactors lacks credibility in light of the its ongoing refusal to release safety information to independent scrutiny, says Greenpeace in response to OPG’s preliminary report to...

Can we trust Canada’s nuclear safety watchdog?

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst | November 30, 2012 2 comments

Hearings on the future of the Dar lington nuclear station begin on Monday.   The hearings will be controversial.   In a post Fukushima world, Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) proposal to spend billions to rebuild the outdated...

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...

Fukushima update March 19: Radiation detected in food and water far from stricken...

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | March 19, 2011

While the workers at Fukushima are continuously spraying reactor unit 3 with water from fire fighting and special forces trucks, the wider implications and impact of the nuclear disaster are becoming clearer. Traces of radioactive...

Fukushima Update March 18

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | March 18, 2011

This is the latest information that we have on the Fukushima nuclear station in Japan. Our hearts go out to the people of Japan and to the courageous workers who are struggling to bring the situation under control.   Overview ...

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...

Security Meltdown?

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | January 14, 2009

Global TV aired an investigative news story on the weekend questioning the security at research reactors in Canada. These small reactors can be found on university campuses across country.     Alarmingly, the Canadian 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...

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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