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JimBobby Sez: Canada’s nuclear waste management plan looks good on paper. Will it ever go beyond the planning stage?

Whooee! Well, friends an’ foes, the other day, I tweeted calling attention to an article in StraightGoods.com, Canadians can’t afford Candu complacency, by Paul McKay. One of my Twitter followers took exception to a number of points in the article and since it’s dang tough to give a detailed response in 140 characters or less, I’m using this blog post to kick off a more in-depth discussion.

The first point of contention relates to a quote from Paul McKay’s artcle: Some may contend that since our generation has already built two dozen Candu’s that must be entombed some (Read more…)

JimBobby Sez: Think CANDUs are safer than anything else? Think again.

It is a popular Canadian myth that CANDUs are exponentially safer than other reactor designs. Is nationalistic pride trumping real evidence? Or, has the massively funded PR machine of the nuclear industry convinced an all-too-gullible public with its “Don’t worry. Be happy” corporate bullshit? If CANDUs are so safe, why can’t AECL turn a profit? One would think a super-safe nuclear reactor would be the obvious choice but even Ontario is leaning away from CANDU heavy water technology and toward other designs.

Greenpeace’s Shawn-Patrick Stensil has an excellent Q&A on whether Canada is safe from a nuclear accident. Here’s what (Read more…)

JimBobby Sez: Is Canadian Uranium Fueling Iran’s Nuclear Program? Follow the links.

Whooee! Well, friends an’ foes, seems like a dog’s age since I done any boogin’. I been twitterin’ up a storm but I reckon I ain’t been motivated enough to typewrite more’n a hunnert an’ forty characters at a time. Until now, that is. Wh… . . . → Read More: JimBobby Sez: Is Canadian Uranium Fueling Iran’s Nuclear Program? Follow the links.

JimBobby Sez: Intimidation, Stifling Dissent and Police State Tactics

Whooee! Well, friends an’ foes, the past day or so I seen a few news items that really got my goat. Seems like our home and native land is slidin’ down the slippery slope to totalitarianism. The G20 thing gave the slip-slide a bigass shove an’ the situ… . . . → Read More: JimBobby Sez: Intimidation, Stifling Dissent and Police State Tactics

JimBobby Sez: Harper (once again) displays dangerous ignorance on nuclear file

Whooee! Well, friends an’ foes, Pryminister Harper was up on his hindlegs yammerin’ about nuclear safety an’ how Canada’s gonna help save the world by sendin’ 50% of our stockpile of highly enriched uranium (HEU, i.e. weapons-grade uranium) over to the… . . . → Read More: JimBobby Sez: Harper (once again) displays dangerous ignorance on nuclear file