Posted on August 27, 2014
August 29th is the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's (CNSC) deadline for comments on its “Hypothetical Severe Nuclear Accident and Effectiveness of Mitigation Measures" report.
Back in 2012 we all urged the CNSC to consider what would happen if a Fukushima-scale accident took place in Canada. Would the CNSC's emergency measures have been effective?
Posted on August 24, 2014
Efforts to contain water contaminated with radioactive substances at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant are progressing at a snail’s pace.
Posted on October 03, 2012
Vancouver was a known hot spot and NO ONE is checking the health impacts.
by Frank Rotering
A recent US study has acknowledged for the first time that fallout from nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s and early 1960s exposed the entire US population to radiation. Although levels were low, they were higher than previously suspected, and heavily concentrated in a number of "hot spots," including California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
Posted on September 14, 2012
When you coat a shell with it, it slices through armoured plating as if it was cheese, turning tanks, buildings and bomb shelters into exploding incinerators.
It causes cancer among people who breathe its dust, or touch it. It causes horrible birth defects among the babies of pregnant women who breathe it or touch it. It causes a host of chronic ailments and sicknesses among returning troops.
Posted on August 15, 2012
by Delores Broten
George Bush is doing it. So is China, and the province of Ontario. Not too surprising, but some of the other proponents of new nuclear power plants are startling. If it will allow industrial extraction to continue unabated, we might expect Patrick Moore to be in favour of nuclear as part of a “sustainable future.”
Posted on February 14, 2012
Fukushima Update #80, February 13 & 14, 2012
Xenon gas has been detected in Unit 2.
TEPCO's press handout from this morning has the details.
Posted on February 11, 2012
Fukushima Update #79, February 11, 2012
This is getting serious.
RPV Temperature at 74.9 degrees C (highest since this whole tragi/comedy began) and cooling water increased to 14.5 tons/hour.