Nuclear-Free Canada

Nuclear Threats to the Great Lakes and Transition to Clean Safe Energy – International Roundtable

Saturday, May 14, 9AM - 5 PM   Henry Ford Community College
Society of Mechanical Engineers (SME) Bldg.
5101 Evergreen Rd. Dearborn, MI – First entrance south of Ford Rd.

To mapquest directions, the address of the SME Building is: 1 Sme Drive, Dearborn, MI 48121
General directions to the campus are available here (scroll down page):

Scheduled speakers:
Dr. Gordon Edwards - President of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility - to address the radioactive contamination of the Earth and its Waters - accidental or deliberate?... Read more »

Is Canada prepared for a nuclear disaster?

Ottawa's invested too much and grown too close to act as an independent regulator, critics say. Jenny Uechi Posted: Apr 21st, 2011 Send Article Print Article Read More:CanadaNewsWorldCanadian Nuclear Safety CommissionCNSCDarlingtonGentilly 2Gordon EdwardsHydro QuebecJohn Bennettnuclearnuclear powernuclear power plantPickeringradiationSierra Club « prevnext »Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Ottawa is too involved in Canada's nuclear industry to effectively regulate it, critics say. To tackle the problem, they're calling for a non-partisan royal commission inquiry into the future of the country's nuclear power industry.

Gordon Edwards, president and co-founder of the Canadian Coalition of Nuclear Responsibility, said the federal government is "completely dependent on the nuclear industry to tell them what to do."... Read more »

Japan Nuclear Disaster Put on Par With Chernobyl

According to the International Nuclear Event Scale, a level 7 nuclear accident involves “widespread health and environmental effects” and the “external release of a significant fraction of the reactor core inventory.”

Japan’s previous assessment of the accident puts it at level 5 on the scale, the same level as the Three Mile Island accident in the United States in 1979. The level 7 assessment has been applied only to the disaster at Chernobyl in the former Soviet Union.

The scale, which was developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency and countries that use nuclear energy, requires that the nuclear agency of the country where the accident occurs calculate a rating based on complicated criteria.
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Core of Stricken Reactor Probably Leaked, U.S. Says

WASHINGTON — The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday that some of the core of a stricken Japanese reactor had probably leaked from its steel pressure vessel into the bottom of the containment structure, implying that the damage was even worse than previously thought.

The statement came as the Tokyo Electric Power Company, the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, started to inject nitrogen into the reactor containment vessel of unit No. 1 to prevent a possible explosion.
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Federal election campaign disappointing to environmentalists

A number of environmental groups are speaking out against the lack of climate change debate so far during the latest federal election campaign.

John Bennett with Sierra Club Canada tells 660News it appears the leaders of the major political parties are more interested in sloganeering than serious issue-driven debate.

Bennett says Canadians want to know where the various parties stand on things like climate change and nuclear power.

He says in an effort to help educate voters they will soon publish the environmental policy breakdown of the Tories, Grits, NDP, Bloc and Green parties.

Sierra Club Canada is also disappointed that the leader of the Green Party, Elizabeth May, has been excluded from next week's televised leaders' debate.


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