Tag Archives: the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to Investigate Lung Cancer Rates Among Uranium Workers via Mother Jones

What’s happened to 80,000 people who have worked in Canada’s mines and processing facilities?  Charles Mandel This story was originally published by Canada’s National Observer and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is leading … Continue reading

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CNSC review dismissing nuclear-safety concerns called a ‘sham’ via The Globe and Mail

An internal review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission dismisses allegations that important information was withheld during the licensing of nuclear plants but two nuclear scientists say the review is “less than impartial” and a “sham” that should give Canadians … Continue reading

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Canada’s Nuclear Material Risk Assessment Won’t Look Into Unsafe Practices via Motherboard

More than one million packages of radioactive nuclear material are transported within Canada every year, from spent nuclear fuel to nuclear gauges for breweries. Now the government is gearing up to make sure that they’re safe and sound, although it … Continue reading

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Decaying concrete raising concerns at Canada’s aging nuclear plants via National Post

Decaying concrete at nuclear power plants is the latest concern for nuclear safety authorities. At Quebec’s sole atomic power station, Gentilly-2, eroding concrete has prompted federal licensing officials to suggest that any provincial attempt to refurbish and re-license the 30-year-old … Continue reading

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Is Toronto ready for a radiation emergency? via The Star

As KI pill orders skyrocket in the wake of a Star story, critics say Ontario’s nuclear emergency response plan desperately needs a post-Fukushima update. For 44 years, the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station has operated just five kilometres from Toronto’s eastern … Continue reading

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East end given iodine pills as nuclear disaster precaution via The Star

200,000 GTA homes and businesses have just received pills to protect them from radiation If you live in Durham Region or Scarborough, you may have just been mailed a package of pills in a calming sky blue box. Those pills … Continue reading

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