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The Canadian Nuclear FAQ  

by Dr. Jeremy Whitlock

www.nuclearfaq.ca

Some other digressions:

15/02/25 - To the Flin Flon Reminder, regarding public insurance against damage due to a nuclear incident.

15/02/18 - To the Flin Flon Reminder, regarding spent fuel transportation safety.

15/02/09 - To the Flin Flon Reminder, regarding feedback to an presentation of mine in Creighton, SK.

13/07/29 - To the Hamilton Spectator, regarding an op-ed encouraging more use of renewables and less use of nuclear power.

11/11/21 - To the Globe and Mail, regarding an article on the difficulty of detecting cancers in the population due to contamination from Fukushima.

11/01/31 - To the Toronto Star, regarding an op-ed doubting the abilty of nuclear power to meet Ontario's needs sustainably.

10/10/06 - To the Toronto Star, regarding a number of letters to the edtior critical of a pro-nuclear Op-Ed from the Canadian Nuclear Association.

10/10/05 - To the Montreal Gazette, regarding opposition to the shipping of used steam generators from the Bruce site to Sweden for recyling.

10/05/09 - To the Toronto Star, regarding an article on CANDU proliferation concerns.

09/07/01 - To the Globe and Mail, regarding an article on CANDU safety and the positive void coefficient.

09/04/25 - To the Pembroke Daily Observer, regarding an editorial on the need to "buy Canadian" when it comes to nuclear plants.

09/04/21 - To the Peace River Record Gazette, regarding a reader's criticism of Canada's drinking water limit for tritium.

09/04/08 - To the North Renfrew Times, regarding a report of the electricity demand reduction caused by Earth Hour 2009.

09/03/08 - To the Calgary Herald, regarding misleading remarks by Gordon Edwards on the risk of tritium in drinking water.

09/03/05 - To the Peace River Record Gazette, regarding further comments and questions about nuclear power in readers' letters.

09/03/03 - To the Ottawa Sun, regarding a recent article on Ottawa Riverkeeper's opinions of tritium content in the Ottawa River.

09/02/25 - To the Ottawa Citizen, regarding recent media coverage of radioactive sewage sludge in Ottawa, and events at Chalk River Laboratories.

09/02/19 - To the Peace River Record Gazette, regarding comments and questions about nuclear power in readers' letters.

09/02/01 - To the Peace River Record Gazette, regarding attitudes around the formation of a local pro-nuclear group.

09/01/26 - To CBC's Radio One's Quirks and Quarks, regarding a number of negative listener responses to a story on nuclear power.

08/08/11 - To The Peace River Record-Gazette regarding a reader's letter on the subject of comparing CANDU emissions with exposure to X-rays.

08/04/04 - To The Regina Leader-Post regarding a reader's letter on the subject of HEU use for medical radioisotopes.

08/02/12 - To The Peace River Record-Gazette regarding the issue of bias and expertise in the nuclear debate.

08/01/27 - To The Calgary Herald regarding a misleading article on nuclear proilferation risks.

08/01/15 - To The Peace River Record-Gazette regarding a previous letter on tritium emissions from CANDU power plants.

07/12/27 - To The North Renfrew Times regarding free CFL bulbs distributed to homeowners through Project Porchlight.

07/12/21 - To The Ottawa Citizen regarding the medical radioisotope shortage caused by the Nov-Dec 2007 shutdown of the NRU reactor at Chalk River Laboratories.

07/12/11 - Submitted to several Peace Country (Alberta) newspapers regarding a complaint by a local citizen concerning a previous speaking engagement by the author in Grimshaw, Alberta

07/10/30 - To The Hamilton Spectator regarding an anti-nuclear article.

07/10/23 - To The Peace River Record-Gazette regarding letters from two Grade 8 students.

07/10/02 - To The Peace River Record-Gazette regarding general information on nuclear power concerning Albertans.

06/08/01 - To The Beaver regarding an article on the 100th anniversary of Ontario Hydro.

06/03/24 - To The Guelph Mercury regarding a 2006 March 18th editorial on future nuclear growth in Ontario, and the spent fuel issue.

05/12/12 - To The Toronto Star regarding a 2005 December 10th article on future nuclear growth in Ontario, and the spent fuel issue.

05/09/23 - To The Globe and Mail regarding a 2005 September 23rd article on the future nuclear power usage in Canada.

05/07/19 - To The Toronto Star regarding a 2005 July 16th article on the terrorism risk in Canada.

05/06/05 - To Canadian Geographic regarding its article "Nuclear Reflections (May/June 2005).

05/05/26 - To the Globe and Mail regarding the release of the NWMO's Draft Study Report on high-level nuclear waste management.

05/02/27 - To the Ottawa Citizen regarding coverage of safety and enviromental issues at AECL's Chalk River Laboratories.

04/09/18 - To CBC Radio's science show "Quirks and Quarks" regarding a story on nuclear waste management in Canada.

04/07/07 - To CBC Radio One News regarding story about the Pickering-A refurbishment.

04/04/28 - To the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal regarding a guest column by Energy Probe on the refurbishment of Pt. Lepreau.

04/03/14 - To the Hill Times regarding an op-ed from the Green Budget Coalition.

03/12/09 - To the Toronto Star regarding a Dec.6 article on the current amount of nuclear waste in Canada.

03/11/28 - To the magazine Canadian Business regarding an article on the future of nuclear power in Canada.

03/11/22 - To the Welland Tribune regarding a Nov. 21, 2003 article on the future of electricity supply in Ontario.

03/11/13 - To the National Post regarding a an Op-Ed by Lawrence Solomon of Energy Probe which made misleading statements about nuclear liability insurance in Canada.

03/10/24 - To the Pembroke Daily Observer regarding an coverage of a debate between Jeremy Whitlock and David Martin (Sierra Club of Canada).

03/10/24 - To the Ottawa Citizen regarding an editorial by Susan Riley criticizing the value of nuclear development to Canadians.

03/07/08 - Letter to the Globe and Mail regarding the Ontario government's announcement of the inclusion of nuclear power in the list of new "clean" energy sources eligible for tax incentives.

03/01/28 - Letter to Health Canada regarding proposals to expand the list of foods approved for the food irradiation process.

02/12/12 - Letter to The Ottawa Citizen regarding allegations about operational experience at the Bruce station.

02/11/28 - Letter to The Legion Magazine regarding an article on the history of the National Research Council.

02/11/13 - Letter to The National Post regarding an Op-Ed by Lawrence Solomon (Energy Probe) on 2002 November 6, on the subject of public safety and the Nuclear Liability Act.

02/03/29 - Letter to The National Post regarding an Op-Ed by Tom Adams (Energy Probe) on 2002 March 20, on the subject of nuclear power economics.

01/12/21 - Letter to The Globe and Mail regarding comments by David Martin (Sierra Club) on reactor vulnerability to terrorist attacks.

01/10/05 - Letter to TVOntario's Studio 2, re: a panel discussion on the restart of Pickering-A.

01/06/01 - Letter to The Globe and Mail re: an anti-MOX Op-Ed piece by Prof. Franklyn Gfiffiths.

01/05/09 - Letter to The Toronto Star re: an editorial on nuclear power's renaissance in North America.

01/01/17 - Letter to The Globe and Mail re: a letter from David Martin of the Sierra Club of Canada extolling the virtues of natural gas.

00/12/19 - Letter to The Ottawa Citizen re: a letter from the Campaign for Nuclear Phaseout on the future of the Canadian nuclear industry.

00/12/15 - Letter to The North Renfrew Times re: a story on the "demise" of the CANDU MOX plan for surplus weapons plutonium dispositioning.

00/12/14 - Letter to The Globe and Mail re: a plan to install commercial wind turbines on the Toronto waterfront.

00/12/04 - Letter to The Globe and Mail re: The confusing stance of the EU on nuclear power and global warming (response to article by Peter Cook).

00/11/21 - Letter to The Globe and Mail re: Nuclear power's role in the sustainable development of non-OECD countries.

00/10/02 - Letter to The Globe and Mail re: an article on the decommissioning of an historical facility at Chalk River Laboratories.

00/05/23 - Letter to The National Post re: an article by Energy Probe's Norm Rubin on the Greenhouse-Gas-amelioration potential of nuclear energy.

99/10/16 - Letter to The Toronto Star re: an article by Thomas Walkom on Canada's weapons-plutonium MOX proposal.

99/04/10 - Letter to The Montreal Gazette re: a letter opposing the weapons-plutonium MOX proposal, by Gordon Edwards of CCNR.

99/03/30 - Letter to TVOntario's current affairs show Studio 2 re: a statement by anti-nuclear activist David Suzuki.

99/03/23 - Letter to CTV News re: MOX dispositioning of surplus weapons-plutonium.

99/03/15 - Letter to The Ottawa Citizen re: anti-nuclear groups opposing AECL public relations strategy.

99/03/10 - Letter to The Toronto Star re: nuclear waste.

98/06/23 - Letter to The Ottawa Citizen re: an editorial on CANDU sales.

98/06/07 - Letter to The Ottawa Citizen re: Paul McKay's article "Why CANDUs are bomb kits" in the 1998 June 7 issue.

98/06/04 - Letter to Maclean's Magazine re: an article on Canada's link to the Indian nuclear explosions ("Is Canada to blame?").

98/04/14 - Letter to CBC, re: March 26/98 "Nature of Things" episode on nuclear power.

98/03/17 - Letter to The Globe and Mail, re: the Environmental Assessment Panel report on Canada's nuclear waste dispoal program.

98/01/09 - Letter to CBC "Ideas", re: a series on nuclear power.

97/09/19 - Letter to GlobeNet, re: value of nuclear power.

97/09/10 - Letter to The Regina Leader-Post, re: a reader's previous letter criticizing the nuclear industry.

97/09/10 - Letter to The Ottawa Citizen, re: Paul McKay's article about future of CANDU technology.

97/09/03 - Letter to GlobeNet, re: economic impact of Canadian nuclear industry.

97/08/15 - Letter to Peace and Environment News (based in Ottawa), re: burning of weapons-grade Plutonium in CANDU reactors. Full text - letter was edited for publication.

97/08/21 - Letter to GlobeNet (website of The Globe and Mail), re: anti-nuclear reaction to Ontario Hydro's announcement to close seven reactors.

97/08/15 - Letter to The Globe and Mail, re: Ontario Hydro's announcement to close seven reactors.

97/05/13 - Letter to The Ottawa Citizen, re: Paul McKay's article about CANDU "bomb factories".


Comments on any of these letters are more than welcome.

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