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Bruce Power CEO Should Retract Statement

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 21, 2008 4 comments

I’ve written the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to ask it to instruct Bruce Power CEO Duncan Hawthrone to retract a dismissive comment he made last month about a significant safety event at the Bruce “A” nuclear station. In...

Baird's Ministry of the Environment Fastracking Nuclear Reviews

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 18, 2008 3 comments

John Baird’s Ministry of the Environment seems intent to ram through and rubberstamp the environmental approvals for building new nuclear stations. Today is the deadline for making requests for intervener funding to comment on Bruce...

Hydro-Quebec to Decide Gentilly-2's Fate Today

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 15, 2008

Quebec media reports that Hydro-Quebec’s board of directors will decide at a closed door meeting today whether it proceeds with the $1.5 billion project to rebuild and extend the life of Gentilly-2, Quebec’s only nuclear reactor. ...

Prince Charles says GE crops the biggest environmental disaster ever

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | August 14, 2008 8 comments

If only it were the nineteenth century, instead of the twenty-first.  Back then, what the British Royals thought and said about global agricultural issues really mattered.  Unfortunately, at that time the Empire's agriculture policies...

Americans arrested protesting destructive logging in Ontario’s Boreal Forest...

Feature story | August 13, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace activists are now barricading themselves to the entrance of Kimberly-Clark’s office in Knoxville, Tennessee to protest the company’s destruction of Ontario’s Boreal Forest.

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 Spin - Lepreau II Won't Happen

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 12, 2008 2 comments

A lot of what you read in the papers about the so-called ‘nuclear renaissance’ is spin . If a government minister says she or he would consider building a nuclear reactor, the nuclear lobby’s spin doctors somehow manage to turn such...

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...

Groups say 'no' to nuclear power in Quebec

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 10, 2008

Over forty environmental groups wrote to Quebec’s National Assembly today to ask them to say ‘no’ to Hydro-Quebec if its board of directors decides to move ahead with a $1.5 plan to rebuild the ageing Gentilly-2 nuclear station,...

Good news for Canadian consumers: Monsanto is dropping a genetically engineered...

Feature story | August 7, 2008 at 17:00

The power of global consumer pressure has forced U.S. chemical giant Monsanto to get out of producing the bovine growth hormone rBST, a genetically engineered (GE) product to increase milk production in dairy cows.

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