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Safety and security measures to be imposed on nuclear companies and operators in light of 2011 events at Fukushima Daiichi

2012-07-23

 

Letter written by Sierra Club Atlantic Members, Larry Lack and Lee Ann Ward, to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) in response to inadequate assessment of earthquake risk to Point Lepreau Nuclear Power Plant.

 

 

 

To the CNSC:

Re: Safety and security measures to be imposed on nuclear companies and operators in light of 2011 events at Fukushima Daiichi

Based on the geologic/historic record, and on what is known about faults in the area around Pt. Lepreau, earthquakes on the Richter scale of 7.0 or greater are certainly possible here (that is within 50-100 km.of Point Lepreau). Also, the fact that the 2011 Fukushima quake at 9.0 was unprecedented has made seismic experts understand that quakes much stronger than those anticipated in nuclear plant design standards can be expected to occur more frequently than was previously thought, and in areas where previous historically measured or described quakes were thought to have been rare and minimally destructive.... Read more »

Japan to probe Tepco radiation cover-up claim

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How NOT to Extend the Life of Aging Nuclear Reactors in Ontario

Read SCC's submission to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on the proposed refurbishment of Darlington's nuclear reactors.


There are serious shortcomings and omissions in the OPG (Ontario Power Generation) Environmental Impact Statement that was submitted to CNSC.

Sierra Club Canada is calling for:... Read more »

How NOT to Extend the Life of Aging Nuclear Reactors in Ontario


Read SCC's submission to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on the proposed refurbishment of Darlington's nuclear reactors.

There are serious shortcomings and omissions in the OPG (Ontario Power Generation) Environmental Impact Statement that was submitted to CNSC.



Sierra Club Canada is calling for:... Read more »

            

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