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Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Announces Three Separate Radioactive Spill in Month of May via Toronto Media Co-op

Commission downplays risk to public and environment

by Zach Ruiter

Within one month the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) admitted that three nuclear reactors had accidental spills of Tritium or “heavy water” which is a radioactive hydrogen beta-emitter and known teratogen, mutagen, and carcinogen.   Tritium is also the detonating component used in atomic weapons.

On May 2nd the CNSC notified the public of a leak in Quebec’s Gentilly-2 reactor building which caused measurable exposure to workers, but according to the Commission, “releases to the environment were well below regulatory limits”.

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