Category Archives: Canada

Shutdown at Canadian nuke highlights cost of maintenance, and then leads me down some weird pathways

I know that I focus primarily on nuclear power plants in the United States, but I try to pay attention to the rest of the world, too. Yesterday, there were a couple of stories about nuclear power problems affecting Our … Continue reading

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Canadian nuke reports coolant leak, worker exposure to radiation

Hydro Quebec reported that Unit 2 at the Gentilly nuclear power plant leaked heavy water coolant into the facility’s reactor building last week. Two workers were exposed to low levels of radiation in the incident. Details are still thin about … Continue reading

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Update: Coolant leak just latest problem at Canadian nuke; Radiation also leaked to the environment in two incidents

A mid-December leak of heavy water at Canada’s Point Lepreau nuclear power plant is worrying nuclear regulators. As CBC News reported today: The head of Canada’s Nuclear Safety Commission calls two recent incidents at the Point Lepreau nuclear generating station … Continue reading

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Canadian nuke evacuated after heavy water spill

CTV News reported this afternoon: Officials at New Brunswick Power have pegged a damaged pump diaphragm as the culprit of a recent radioactive heavy water spill at the Point Lepreau nuclear power plant. Staff were evacuated from the plant in … Continue reading

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Canadian nuke management now monitoring employees’ brain waves

On November 18, 2011, the Canadian newspaper Globe and Mail reported: Ontario nuclear plants are the first in their industry worldwide to test-drive a futuristic gizmo that measures employees’ concentration by reading brain waves. This might be the first time … Continue reading

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Canadian nuke fires eleven employees for drug activity at work

A report in this morning’s Montreal Gazette raises more questions than it answers about a recent incident at the Pickering nuclear power plant. According to the Gazette: On Nov. 18, 11 workers at the Pickering nuclear power plant were fired … Continue reading

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