The Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility



Canadian Coalition
for Nuclear
Responsibility



Regroupement pour
la surveillance
du nucléaire

CCNR is a not-for-profit organization, federally incorporated in 1978. It is dedicated to education and research on all issues related to nuclear energy, whether civilian or military -- including non-nuclear alternatives -- especially those pertaining to Canada.


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Remembering Sister Rosalie Bertell Ph.D. (June 20, 2012)

Remembering Dave Martin (Sept 9, 2011)



Resources on Nuclear Accidents

[ "Don't Push Your Luck!" -- by prolonging the life of Pickering reactors (April 29 2013) ]

[ Dismantling Nuclear Structures at Gentilly Provides Jobs (Jan 29 2013) ]

[ The Failure to Answer Fundamental Safety Questions (Jan 13 2013) ]

[ The Unavailability of CANDU Safety Systems (Dec 9 2012) ]

[ Oral Testimony by G. Edwards vs Darlington Refurbishment (Dec 6 2012) ]

[ Don't Refurbish Darlington; Report to Parliament Instead (Oct 13 2012) ]

[ Thinking About Thorium (September 16 2012) ]

[ Operating Gentilly-2 and Point Lepreau Ill-Advised (July 11 2012) ]

[ CCNR Comments on the CNSC Post-Fukushima Action Plan (Feb. 4 2012) ]

[ Dangers of the Spent Fuel Pool of Unit 4 at Fukushima Dai-ichi (Jan. 13 2012) ]

[ CCNR Submission to CNSC re. Restart of Point Lepreau (Nov. 14 2011) ]

[ Fukushima Dai-ichi's Fourth Reactor Needs Independent Assessment (Oct 24 2011) ]

[ Refurbishing Gentilly-2 Will Not Make It Safe; Shutting it Down Will (Oct 18 2011) ]

[ Do radioactive wastes produce heat? (July 2011) ]

[ Fukushima: The Crisis is Not Over (Gundersen, June 2011) ]

[VIDEO: CTV - Will Canada Follow Germany by Phasing Out Nuclear Power? ]

[Groups across Canada call for an Inquiry into the Future of Nuclear Power ]

[ Refurbishing Gentilly-2 Will Not Make It Safe; Shutting it Down Will (Oct 18 2011) ]

[ Darlington: Do Not Site Reactors on Great Lakes or near Population Centres (2011) ]

[ Darlington Reactors -- Dangerous, Expensive, Needless [French Intro, English Text (2011) ]


[ Meltdowns in CANDU reactors -- from Official Documents ]

[ Findings on Reactor Accidents -- from Official Canadian Documents ]

[ A Chernobyl in Canada - it could happen here (Globe & Mail '86) ]

[ Deaths, injuries and property damage from reactor accidents ('82) ]

[ All About Meltdowns -- from the US Rasmussen Report ('74) ]

[ Radioactive materials released routinely (or accidentally) from reactors(2008) ]

[ Reactor Safety (from Canada's Nuclear Dilemma, 1982) ]


[ Accident Possibilities at Gentilly-2 and Other CANDUs ]

[ A Chernobyl in Quebec? - Letters on the Gentilly-2 reactor (1986) ]

[ The Secret Life of the Atom: An Overview ]

[ Reactor hazards in Canada - what's all the fuss about? (Edwards '78) ]

[ Nuclear Power in Quebec (Débat public sur l'Énergie, '95) ]


[ Nuclear Technology: A Primer ]

[ [A/V] The Radioactive Legacy of the Nuclear Age [slide show (1 hr) 2007] ]

[ [History] Nuclear Safety Record Shuts Down Ontario Reactors (NAP) ]

[ [Excerpts] Ontario Hydro Report: Reactors are "Minimally Acceptable" (July '97) ]

[ "Pickering Reactors Unsafe" -- Durham Nuclear Awareness (May '97) ]

[ Flammable "Firestops" Used in CANDU reactors (May '97) ]

[ The Fire at the Brown's Ferry Nuclear Power Station (1976) ]

[ Reactor Accidents at Chalk River -- The Human Fallout ]

[ "No Safe Dose of Radiation" -- Canadian Nuclear Authorities (1982) ]

[ What does the Core of a CANDU reactor look like? (photo) ]

[ Splitting the atom using U-235 or Pu-239 (schematic animation) ]


 

Troubles With Tritium

 

[ Nuclear Regulator Allows 'Tritium Unlimited' (Sept 15 2012) ]

[ Peterborough Pollution: Tritium in the Twilight Zone (Sept 08 2012) ]

[ Excessive Tritium Emissions prompt groups to demand shut-down (April 20 2012) ]

[ Radioactive Tritium - CNSC Gives Industry A Licence To Pollute (April 11 2012) ]

[ CCNR to CNSC: "Do Not Allow SSI to Continue to Pollute Peterborough" (April 2012) ]

[ SSI's absurd "release limit" for tritium enables CNSC to cover up (April 2012) ]

[ Replace Radioactive Water (Tritium) in Point Lepreau Reactor (February 2012) ]

[ Panel Recommends Reducing Permissible Levels of Tritium (Edwards, 2009) ]

[ The Hazards of Tritium Revisited (Ian Fairlie, 2008) ]

[ Problems with tritium exit signs and the need for a ban (2006) ]

[ Security Risks of Tritium Traffic -- Use in Nuclear Weapons (2006) ]

[ Tracking the Tritium Trail -- from Pollutant to Product (2006) ]

[ The Health Hazards of Tritium -- Excerpts from Source Documents (1981) ]

[ "No Safe Dose of Radiation" -- Canadian Nuclear Authorities (1982) ]


 

Radioactive Steam Generators

 

[ P.O.V. Essay: Nuclear Waste - From "disposal" to "recycling" (August 16 2010) ]

[ A Brief Critique of the CNSC's "Technical Briefing" on Steam Generators (March 10 2011) ]

[ Resolution to Stop the S.G. Shipment for MPs and Senators to endorse (February 14 2011) ]

[ 15 Facts about Radioactive Steam Generators (February 14 2011) ]

[ Decision Allowing Transport of Radioactive Waste Condemned (February 5 2011) ]

[ CCNR Supplementary Submission to the CNSC on the steam generator issue (Edwards Nov 22 2010) ]

[ Great Lakes Cities Initiative - Supplementary Brief on Steam Generator Transport (November 22 2010) ]

[ Media Release: Steam Generator Radioactive Cargo is Mostly Plutonium (November 15 2010) ]

[ List of Plutonium and Other Isotopes in Bruce Power's Steam Generators (CNSC Data) ]

[ Press Conference: International Opposition to Radioactive Waste Shipment (September 27 2010) ]

[ Nuclear Intestines: Looking Inside a Radioactive Steam Generator ]

[ List of Radioactive Contaminants Inside a Nuclear Steam Generator ]

[ Environmental Assessment Docs about Steam Generators - Verbatim Quotations (2005-2006) ]

[ CCNR Submission to the CNSC on the steam generator issue (Edwards Sep 13 2010) ]

[ Resolution to Stop the Shipment of Radioactive Steam Generators on the Great Lakes ]

[ Endorsers of the resolution against the transport of steam generators ]

[ 39 Quebec municipalities that have passed the resolution against the transport ]

[ Letter to Canadian Authorities -- Seven US Senators Question the Transport (Oct. 1 2010) ]

[ Letter to American Authorities -- Seven US Senators Question the Transport (Oct. 1 2010) ]

[ Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Cities Brief Against the Planned Shipment (Sept. 2010) ]

[ Shipping 1600 metric tonnes of radioactive waste from Canada to Sweden: The Route ]

[ Returning 400 metric tonnes of concentrated radwaste from Sweden to Canada (through Halifax): Possible Routes ]

[ Radio interview on the transport of steam generators to Swedenl ]

[ Critique of CNSC Presentation to Owen Sound City Council ]

[ Steel Manufacturers Association Report on Radioactive Scrap Metal (EXCERPT 2009-2010) ]

[ UN Report on Radioactive Contamination of Scrap Metal (2006) ]

 


 

 

The Hazards of Uranium

 

Aboriginal Deaths   from the World's First Uranium Mine Reported

[ Resolution for a Permanent Moratorium on Uranium Mining in Quebec (February 2013) ]

[ CCNR Critique of the Matoush Uranium Exploration Project's EIS (November 23 2010) ]


[ The Secret Life of the Atom: An Overview ]

[ Nuclear Technology: A Primer ]

[ The Radioactive Legacy of the Nuclear Age [slide show (1 hr) 2007] ]

[ Nuclear Power: Hope or Hoax? [9-part You-tube slide show (90 min) 2008] ]

[ An Open Letter to Nunavut Leaders: Health Implications (Vakil & Harvey 2010) ]

[ Summary of Testimony to the Nunavut Planning Commission (Edwards 2007/06/06) ]

[ "Wanted: A Home for Canada's Nuclear Waste" [audio file (27 min.) 2009] ]

[ Ethical Problems Concerning the Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons (Jan '01) ]

[ Depleted Uranium -- Commercial Dross or Military Gold? (photo) ]

[ What are the Radioactive Byproducts of Uranium-238? (chart) ]

[ What Does Alpha Radiation Look Like? (photo + closeup) ]

[ Health Warning Related to Handling Radioactive Ores (Ottawa '31/32) ]

[ Gulf War Veterans and Depleted Uranium (Bertell 99/05) ]

[ U.S. Senate testimony affecting atomic veterans (Bertell 98/04) ]

[ Gulf War Syndrome and Depleted Uranium: Rosalie Bertell ]

[ Uranium : A Discussion Guide -- Questions & Answers ]

[ Uranium: Known Facts and Hidden Dangers (Salzburg address) ]

[ Uranium: The Deadliest Metal -- background article (Edwards 92) ]

[ The Use of Canadian Uranium in the First Atomic Bombs: Verbatim Excerpts ('98) ]

[ How Uranium from Great Bear Lake Ended Up in A-Bombs: A Chronology ('98) ]

[ Dene of Great Bear Lake Demand Federal Action on Uranium Deaths ]

[ Findings on Uranium Tailings -- from Official Documents ]

[ Critique of ICRP Radiation Standards: Rosalie Bertell ]

[ Health Dangers of Uranium Mining: B.C. Medical Association ('80) ]

[ Estimating Lung Cancers from Permitted Radon Exposures (Edwards/78) ]

[ Risk Estimates for Health Effects of Alpha Radiation (Thomas/81) ]

[ Map of Uranium Mining Activities in Canada ]

[ Uranium Tailings at Elliot Lake (photo) ]

[ What are radon progeny (formerly called radon daughters) ? (chart) ]

[ Uranium Refinery at Blind River, Ontario (photo) ]

[ A Scale Model of the Blind River Refinery (photo) ]

[ Inside the Blind River Refinery (photo) ]

[ Port Radium, NWT, before the discovery of nuclear fission (1930s) ]

[ The first shipment of radium concentrates from Great Bear Lake (1931) ]

 


 

 

The Dangers of Nuclear Reactors

[ Dismantling Nuclear Structures at Gentilly Provides Jobs (Jan 29 2013) ]

[ The Failure to Answer Fundamental Safety Questions (Jan 13 2013) ]

[ The Unavailability of CANDU Safety Systems (Dec 9 2012) ]

[ Oral Testimony by G. Edwards vs Darlington Refurbishment (Dec 6 2012) ]

[ Don't Refurbish Darlington; Report to Parliament Instead (Oct 13 2012) ]

[ Thinking About Thorium (September 16 2012) ]

[ Operating Gentilly-2 and Point Lepreau Ill-Advised (July 11 2012) ]

[ CCNR Comments on the CNSC Post-Fukushima Action Plan (Feb. 4 2012) ]

[ Dangers of the Spent Fuel Pool of Unit 4 at Fukushima Dai-ichi (Jan. 13 2012) ]

[ CCNR Submission to CNSC re. Restart of Point Lepreau (Nov. 14 2011) ]

[ Fukushima Dai-ichi's Fourth Reactor Needs Independent Assessment (Oct 24 2011) ]

[ Refurbishing Gentilly-2 Will Not Make It Safe; Shutting it Down Will (Oct 18 2011) ]

[ Do radioactive wastes produce heat? (July 2011) ]

[ Fukushima: The Crisis is Not Over (Gundersen, June 2011) ]

[ Groups across Canada call for an Inquiry into the Future of Nuclear Power  ]

[ VIDEO: Spread of Radioactive Cesium from the Chernobyl Meltdown (France, 2011) ]

[ VIDEO: Potential spread of Radioactive Contamination from Fukushima (Norway, 2011) ]


[ The Davis Besse Reactor: 20 More Years of Radioactive Russian Roulette? (Kamps 2010) ]

[ The Secret Life of the Atom: An Overview ]

[ Nuclear Technology: A Primer ]

[ The Radioactive Legacy of the Nuclear Age [slide show (1 hr) 2007] ]

[ Nuclear Power: Hope or Hoax? [9-part You-tube slide show (90 min) 2008] ]

[ Notes on the Isotope Shortage (Edwards '09) ]

[ "Wanted: A Home for Canada's Nuclear Waste" [audio file (27 min.) 2009] ]


[ Dismantling Nuclear Structures at Gentilly Provides Jobs (Jan 29 2013) ]

[ Refurbishing Gentilly-2: A Bad Decision for Health (2008/08/21) ]


[ Findings on CANDU Reactor Accidents -- from Official Documents ]

[ A Chernobyl in Canada - it could happen here (Globe & Mail '86) ]

[ Reactor Safety (from Canada's Nuclear Dilemma, 1982) ]

[ Reactor hazards in Canada - what's all the fuss about? (Edwards '78) ]

[ Deaths, injuries and property damage from reactor accidents ('82) ]

[ All About Meltdowns -- from the US Rasmussen Report ('74) ]

[ Nuclear Power in Quebec (Débat public sur l'énergie, '95) ]

[ Accident Possibilities at Gentilly-2 and Other CANDUs ]

[ A Chernobyl in Quebec? - Letters on the Gentilly reactor (1986) ]

[ Deterioration of Feeder Pipes in CANDU reactors (Jan '97) ]

[ Nuclear Accidents on Military Vessels in Canadian Ports ]

[ Groups oppose use of weapons-grade uranium in Chalk River reactors ]

[ Nuclear Safety Record Shuts Down Ontario Reactors (NAP) ]

[ Ontario Hydro Report: Reactors are ''Minimally Acceptable'' (July '97) ]

[ ''Pickering Reactors Unsafe'' -- Durham Nuclear Awareness (May '97) ]

[ Flammable "Firestops" Used in CANDU reactors (May '97) ]

[ The Fire at the Brown's Ferry Nuclear Power Station (1976) ]

[ Reactor Accidents at Chalk River -- The Human Fallout ]

[ The Health Hazards of Tritium -- Excerpts from Source Documents ]

[ "No Safe Dose of Radiation" -- Canadian Nuclear Authorities (1982) ]

[ What does the Core of a CANDU reactor look like? (photo) ]

[ Splitting the atom using U-235 or Pu-239 (schematic animation) ]


 

The Plutonium Connection
~ Nuclear Weapons ~


AMAZING VIDEO: First click on this link, then
Scroll Down to witness 2000 Nuclear Bombs Exploded since 1945 (be patiemt!)
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Background

[ The Secret Life of the Atom: An Overview ]

[ Nuclear Technology: A Primer ]

[ Edwards to Montreal Press Club - Nuclear Threats Update (Aug 6 2012: video 1h12m) ]

[ The Radioactive Legacy of the Nuclear Age [slide show (1 hr) 2007] ]

[ Nuclear Power: Hope or Hoax? [9-part You-tube slide show (90 min) 2008] ]

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[ Canada and the Bomb: Past and Future (Edwards, August 98) ]

[ Use of Canadian Uranium in the First Atomic Bombs: Verbatim Excerpts ('98) ]

[ How Uranium from Great Bear Lake Ended Up in A-Bombs: A Chronology ('98) ]

[ Canada's Role in the Bomb Programs of US, UK, France and India: A Chronology ]

[ Canada's Historic Role in Britain's Nuclear Weapons Programme ]

[ CCNR Exhibits Filed at the Nanoose Expropriation Hearings (July/99) ]

Nanoose Expropriation:   NEWS ACCOUNTS AND TESTIMONY:

[ Groups oppose use of weapons-grade uranium in Chalk River reactors ]

[ House of Commons ~ Recommendations on Nuclear Weapons (Dec/98) ]

[ Canadian Plutonium Sold For American Bombs 1946-76 ]

[ Nuclear explosives using plutonium from a power reactor (US DOE '97) ]

[ Nuclear weapons using plutonium from a power reactor (US NAS '94) ]

[ American Nuclear Weapons Test Using Reactor-Grade Plutonium (US DOE) ]

[ For nuclear explosives, "All plutonium is good plutonium" (Sandia Labs '96) ]

[ Statement of the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons ('98) ]

[ Eight "Foreign Ministers" Call for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons ('98) ]

[ International Civilian Leaders : Statement on Nuclear Weapons (Feb 98) ]

[ 75 US Bishops Reject the American Policy of Nuclear Deterrence ('98) ]

[ Statement on Nuclear Weapons by International Generals and Admirals (Dec 96) ]

[ The Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons ('96) ]

[ Fueling the Nuclear Arms Race -- and How to Stop It (Edwards '85) ]

[ The Peaceful Atom Goes to War: Bomb Makers Against Plutonium ('78) ]

[ Text of the Non-Proliferation Treaty -- Extended Indefinitely in 1995 ('68) ]

[ The United States Nuclear Arsenal in Miniature (photo) ]


Press Release   :
The Indian Bomb Tests and Canadian Accountability

Tritium from CANDU power reactors   aids India's H-bomb capability

Hot-linked background articles   on India's nuclear weapons tests

Canadian Continuing Nuclear Cooperation with India and Pakistan

[ A Map of India's Nuclear Facilities ]


 

 

The Plutonium Connection
~ Plutonium Imports to Canada ~


[ Nuclear Technology: A Primer ]

NEWS STORIES: Ottawa imports weapons plutonium from US and Russia

[ CCNR Fax to Jean Chrétien Regarding Plutonium Imports (April 1996) ]

[ Ottawa tells Canadians fairy tales about plutonium (Edwards 00) ]

[ Why Russia's plutonium should be immobilized and not burned (BAS 98/06) ]

[ MOX Experience -- Plutonium in Canada (Griffiths, July 1997) ]

[ "Do not approve plutonium imports" ~ CCNR to Transport Canada (Oct 99) ]

[ CCNR's Submission to Transport Canada re. Russian plutonium (Aug 00) ]

[ Comments on AECL Plans for Plutonium from Moscow (Lyman Aug 00) ]

[ AECL must discuss accidental spill of plutonium dust ~ Transport Canada (Aug'00) ]

[ Isn't MOX one way to phase out plutonium? (Aug 00) ]

[ Media Release : Groups demand truth on plutonium airlift plan (Aug 00) ]

[ Transport Canada Assurances: "Plutonium Will Not Be Flown" (Nov '99) ]

[ Inadequate Regulations for Air Transport of Plutonium (Lyman '97) ]

[ Policing Plutonium: The Civil Liberties Fallout (Harvard Law 1975) ]

[ CELA Legal Opinion: Canadian airlift of plutonium was illegal (CELA 00/02) ]

[ Findings on the Toxicity of Plutonium (Amer. Nuclear Soc. '97) ]

[ How much plutonium does it take to overdose a person? (AECB/CCNR 00/02) ]

[ For nuclear explosives, "All plutonium is good plutonium" (Sandia Labs '96) ]

[ Using Weapons-Derived Plutonium to Fuel CANDU Reactors (AECL '97) ]

[ What does "burning weapons plutonium in nuclear reactors" mean? (NAS '94) ]

[ Plutonium: Peace or Profits? ~ 3-part series by the North Bay Nugget (Oct 99) ]

[ Ontario is not actively planning to use plutonium (MOX) fuel (Aug 99) ]

[ Foreign Affairs Commmittee recommends against plutonium imports (Dec/98) ]

[ Hot Leftovers from a Cold War -- Plutonium Imports into Canada (July 99) ]

[ 1999 EMO Meeting in NS on plutonium transport ~ before it was scrapped ]

[ US-Russia Agreement on Plutonium Disposition (Sept 1 '98) ]

[ Which routes (Los Alamos to Chalk River) will U.S. plutonium shipments take? ]

[ March 16, 1998 -- Plutonium : An International Action Day ]

[ Is it "Plutonium, Hell No!" or "Hello, Plutonium!"? (Feb '98) ]

[ CCNR Brief: Plutonium Fuel Shipments, US to Canada (Sept 17 '97) ]

[ US Environmental Assessment: Plutonium from US to Canada (Sept 13/97) ]

[ Action Alert: Plutonium and Democracy in Canada (May '97) ]

[ NIRS Letter to President Clinton About Plutonium (Jan. 1997) ]

[ CCNR's Position on Plutonium Imports (Sept. 1996) ]

[ Nuclear Awareness Project: Keep Plutonium Out Of Canada (April'96) ]

[ Brief on Plutonium Imports by Nuclear Awareness Project (July'96) ]

[ Plutonium Anyone? -- Ploughshares Article by G. Edwards ('95) ]


 

The Plutonium Connection
~ Background on Plutonium ~


[ The Secret Life of the Atom: An Overview ]

[ Nuclear Technology: A Primer ]

[ World Plutonium Inventories 1999 (Norris and Arkin '99) ]

[ Findings on Plutonium : both Civilian and Military ]

[ Canadian Plutonium Sold For American Bombs 1946-76 ]

[ Canada's Historic Role in the Britain's Nuclear Weapons Programme ]

[ How to make a bomb using plutonium from a power reactor (US DOE '97) ]

[ How to make a bomb using plutonium from a power reactor (US NAS '94) ]

[ American A-Bomb Test Used Reactor-Grade Plutonium (US DOE) ]

[ For nuclear explosives, "All plutonium is good plutonium" (Sandia Labs '96) ]

[ Current AECL plans to commercialize plutonium ('94) ]

[ High-Level Radwaste in Canada -- The Plutonium Agenda ('86) ]

[ A Plutonium Economy in Canada? (from Myth of the Peaceful Atom '83) ]

[ Fueling the Nuclear Arms Race -- and How to Stop It (Edwards '85) ]

[ The Peaceful Atom Goes to War: Bomb Makers Against Plutonium ('78) ]

[ What is Reprocessing? Past AECL Plans for Plutonium ('77) ]

[ AECL's Master Plan : a plutonium economy in Canada (AECL '77) ]

[ The Flowers Report (UK) : Warnings about the Plutonium Economy ('76) ]

[ How much plutonium does it take to make a bomb? (photo) ]

[ Dr. Theodore Taylor: Plutonium and the Bomb (photo) ]

[ Breeding plutonium-239 from uranium-238 (animation) ]

[ Nuclear fission using uranium-235 or plutonium-239 (animation) ]

[ What Does Radiation from Plutonium Look Like? (photo + closeup) ]

[ The nuclear fuel chain -- including plutonium (flow chart) ]

[ The World's First Plutonium Production Reactor (photo) ]

[ The World's First Large Plutonium Reprocessing Plant (photo) ]

[ How is high-level radioactive liquid waste cooled? (Flowers, 1976) ]

[ Post-Reprocessing High Level Radioactive Liquid Waste Tanks (photo) ]

 


 

 

High-Level Radioactive Waste


[ The Secret Life of the Atom: An Overview ]

[ Letter to Joe Oliver: Public Hearings on Transport of Liquid HLW? (Sep 3 2013) ]

[ Letter to Michael Binder on "misinformation" (Sep 3 2013) ]

[ Backgrounder: No Liquid Radioactive Waste on Public Roads (May 15 2013) ]

[ Resolution Against the Transport of Liquid Radioactive Waste (May 15 2013) ]

[ Groups Endorsing the Resolution Against the Transport of Liquid Nuclear Waste (May 16 2013) ]

[ Why Geologic Storage Will Not Solve the High-Level Waste Problem [Power-Point 2007] ]

[ The Radioactive Legacy of the Nuclear Age [slide show (1 hr) 2007] ]

[ Nuclear Fuel Waste - Questions About Alternative Disposal Methods (2005/2011) ]


[ How long do radioactive wastes continue to produce heat? (July 2011)  ]

[ How Russian Wildfires can Spread Radioactive Contamination (audio - 2010)  ]

[ Nuclear Power: Hope or Hoax? [9-part You-tube slide show (90 min) 2008] ]

[ Following the Path Backward: A Response to the NWMO Report (Sept. 05) ]

[ "Wanted: A Home for Canada's Nuclear Waste" [audio file (27 min.) 2009] ]


Seaborn Panel Recommends: Canada Should Not Proceed   to Site Selection


[ Nuclear Technology: A Primer ]

[ Panel Report on High Level Waste Disposal Concept -- Summary ]

[ Findings on High Level Radioactive Wastes -- from Official Documents ]

[ Reflections on High-Level Radioactive Waste by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

[ CCNR's Summary Argument on High Level Radioactive Wastes ]

[ A Model Brief on High Level Radioactive Wastes ]

[ Deficiencies in AECL's EIS on Radwaste Disposal -- by CCNR ]

[ Deficiencies in AECL's EIS on Radwaste Disposal -- by First Nations ]

[ Deficiencies in AECL's EIS -- Scientific Review Group ]

[ What Scientists Still Don't Know About Geologic Disposal ]

[ Nuclear Wastes (from Canada's Nuclear Dilemma, 1982) ]

[ "Nuclear Wastes: What, Me Worry?" (1978 Original) ]

[ "Nuclear Wastes: What, Me Worry?" (1987 Addendum) ]

[ High-Level Radwaste in Canada -- The Plutonium Agenda ('86) ]

[ Chippewa First Nation Challenges Dry Storage of High Level Waste (Nov. 98) ]

[ Features of Pickering dry storage facility not discussed in Bruce EA. (Nov. 98) ]

[ 211 Radioactive Poisons in 10-year old CANDU Spent Fuel (chart) ]

[ A Selected list of Radioactive Poisons in Spent Nuclear Fuel (chart) ]

[ How toxic is CANDU nuclear waste over 10 million years? (chart) ]

[ How toxic is U.S. nuclear fuel waste over 10 million years? (chart) ]

[ How is high-level radioactive liquid waste cooled? ]

[ High Level Radioactive Liquid Waste Tanks (photo) ]

 


Other Aspects of the Canadian Nuclear Industry
~ CANDU Reactor Exports ~

[ Nuclear Technology: A Primer ]

[ Nuclear Power: Hope or Hoax? [9-part You-tube slide show (90 min) 2008] ]

[ Appeal re. the Proposed Akkuyu Nuclear Plant in Turkey (5/98) ]

[ CANDU Syndrome: Canada's Bid to sell reactors to Turkey ('97) ]

[ Documents Related to the CANDU Reactor Sale to China (November '96) ]

[ Feeding the Nuclear Dragon: CANDU Exports to China ('95) ]

[ Exporting Disaster: The Cost of Selling CANDU Reactors ('96) ]

Press Release   : The Indian Bomb Tests and Canadian Accountability

FLASH: Tritium from CANDU power reactors   aids India's H-bomb capability

FLASH: Canadian Continuing Nuclear Cooperation with India and Pakistan

[ Nuclear Power in the Third World: An Analysis ('83) ]

[ A Map of India's Nuclear Facilities ]

 


 

Other Aspects of the Canadian Nuclear Industry
~ Nuclear Economics ~

[ Nuclear Technology: A Primer ]

[ Nuclear Power: Hope or Hoax? [9-part You-tube slide show (90 min) 2008] ]

[ Nuclear Sunset: Economic Costs of the Canadian Nuclear Industry ('96) ]

[ 1997 Federal Election -- Nuclear Policy Survey (May '97) ]

[ Federal Subsidies to Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd (Table: Feb '97) ]

[ Historical Origins of Canada's Nuclear Liability Act (Edwards '97) ]

[ Nuclear Subsidies: Time To End The Tax Drain (Edwards '95) ]

[ Cost Disadvantages of Expanding Nuclear Power (Edwards '82) ]

[ Canada's Nuclear Dilemma -- Journal of Business Administration (Edwards '82) ]

 


 

Other Aspects of the Canadian Nuclear Industry
~ Additional Background Information ~

[ Nuclear Technology: A Primer ]

[ Nuclear Power: Hope or Hoax? [9-part You-tube slide show (90 min) 2008] ]

[ The Radioactive Legacy of the Nuclear Age [slide show (1 hr) 2007] ]

[ Exploding the Nuclear Myths (Edwards, 2001) ]

[ Notes on the Isotope Shortage (Edwards '09) ]

[ Nuclear Medicine, Radio-isotopes and Nuclear Reactors ('91) ]

[ Fatal Dose -- Radiation Deaths linked to AECL Computer Errors ]

[ Potential Health Effects of Food Irradiation (Testimony '87) ]

[ Recommendations on Food Irradiation (Commons Committee '87) ]

[ Decommissioning Reactors: A Growth Industry ]

[ Health/Environment Issues Linked to Nuclear -- A: Radioactivity ]

[ Health/Environment Issues Linked to Nuclear -- B: Health Effects ]

[ Health/Environment Issues Linked to Nuclear -- C: Nuclear Fission ]

[ Regulation Forever: Nuclear Canada (Admin. Law Journal, Orkin '87) ]

[ Canada's Nuclear History: The Myth of the Peaceful Atom (Edwards '83) ]

[ What Does the Nuclear Industry Think of CCNR? ]

[ The Nuclear Debate: A Metaphorical Framework (Edwards '78) ]

[ Time to Stop and Think: A Brief to Pierre Elliot Trudeau ('77) ]

[ The Dangers of Nuclear Power: An Open Letter to Physicists ('72) ]

 


 

 

Non-Nuclear Alternatives


[ Nuclear Technology: A Primer ]

[ Nuclear Power is Not the Saviour for Climate Change [video (7 min) 2010] ]

[ Nuclear Power: Hope or Hoax? [9-part You-tube slide show (90 min) 2008] ]

[ Nuclear power is not the solution to global warming. (CNP 1997) ]

[ Fossil Fuels not needed to replace Ontario's Nuclear Electricity ]

[ The Negawatt Revolution -- Solving the CO2 Problem : by Amory Lovins ]

[ Green Energy Conference ~ Final Statement: "Deadline Now, Lifeline 2000" ]

[ The Hard and Soft Energy Paths -- According to Lovins (2 graphs) ]

[ Why Nuclear Power Can't Solve the CO2 Problem (chart) ]

[ How 3/4 of US Electricity Can Be Saved by Energy Efficiency (chart) ]

 


 

 

Picture Gallery

~ Non-Photographic Images ~


[ Nuclear Map of Canada : by G. Edwards and R. Del Tredici (Aug. '97) ]

[ Nuclear Map of Canada (latest): G. Edwards/R. Del Tredici (Oct. '98) ]

[ Which routes (from Los Alamos to Chalk River) will plutonium shipments take? ]

[ Federal Subsidies to Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd (table: Feb '97) ]

[ The nuclear fuel chain -- including plutonium (illustration) ]

[ Breeding plutonium-239 from uranium-238 (animation) ]

[ Nuclear fission using uranium-235 or plutonium-239 (animation) ]

[ The Periodic Table of Elements, with Atomic Numbers and Mass Numbers (chart) ]

[ 211 Radioactive Poisons in 10-year old CANDU Spent Fuel (chart) ]

[ A Selected list of Radioactive Poisons in Spent Nuclear Fuel (chart) ]

[ How toxic is CANDU nuclear waste over 10 million years? (chart) ]

[ How toxic is U.S. nuclear fuel waste over 10 million years? (chart) ]

[ A Map of India's Nuclear Facilities ]

[ A Map of Uranium Mining Activities in Canada ]

[ What is the Decay Chain of Uranium-238? (chart) ]

[ What are radon progeny (formerly called radon daughters) ? (chart) ]

[ The Hard and Soft Energy Paths -- According to Lovins (2 graphs) ]

[ Why Nuclear Power Can't Solve the CO2 Problem (chart) ]

[ How 3/4 of US Electricity Can Be Saved by Energy Efficiency (chart) ]


 

 

Picture Gallery

~ Photographic Images ~
by Robert Del Tredici


[ How much plutonium does it take to make a bomb? (photo) ]

[ The World's First Plutonium Production Reactor (photo) ]

[ The World's First Large Plutonium Reprocessing Plant (photo) ]

[ Post-Reprocessing High Level Radioactive Liquid Waste Tanks (photo) ]

[ The United States Nuclear Arsenal in Miniature (photo) ]

[ What does the Core of a CANDU reactor look like? (photo) ]

[ Uranium Mill Tailings at Elliot Lake (photo) ]

[ Uranium Refinery at Blind River, Ontario (photo) ]

[ A Scale Model of the Blind River Refinery (photo) ]

[ Inside the Blind River Refinery (photo) ]

[ Depleted Uranium -- Commercial Dross or Military Gold? (photo) ]

[ What Does Alpha Radiation Look Like? (photo + closeup) ]

[ How To Make an H-Bomb (or thermonuclear bomb -- photo) ]

[ Howard Morland: author of ''How To Make an H-Bomb'' (photo) ]

[ Dr. Theodore Taylor: Plutonium and the Bomb (photo) ]

[ Maisie Shiell and The Power of One (photo) ]

[ Karl Morgan -- The Father of Health Physics (photo) ]

[ Dr. Alice Stewart, Low-Level Radiation, and the Foetus (photo) ]

[ William Lawless: Whistleblower Extraordinaire (photo) ]

[ Rosalie Bertell: No Immediate Danger? (photo) ]


 

 

Picture Gallery

~ Photographic Images ~
Archival Material


[ How is high-level radioactive liquid waste cooled? (Flowers, 1976) ]

[ Port Radium, NWT, before the discovery of nuclear fission (1930s) ]

[ The first shipment of radium concentrates from Great Bear Lake (1931) ]


 

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