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Canada set to raise liability for nuclear operators from $75 million to $1 billion

Officials in Canada are preparing to introduce new legislation what would increase the liability for civilian damages for nuclear operators from $75 million to $1 billion. Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver will introduce…

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Canada set to raise nuclear liability cap

In Canada, officials are working to submit legislative plans to increase the amount in damages Canadian operators of nuclear power plants would be responsible for in case of a nuclear accident, as well…

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Atomic Energy of Canada nearly doubles nuclear liability estimate

Around the world, the costs of operating nuclear reactors are continuing to climb almost as much as the additional liability costs are.  The Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd released a statement late Tuesday…

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In-Focus Japan: New regulator continues proliferating promises made by predecessors – Canada still importing seafood from Japan

China intercepts 9.26 tons of contaminated scrap metal from Fukushima According to China Central Television (CCTV), metal imported by Ningbo Huanjin Recycling Metal Co. Ltd, which belongs to Japan’s Taiwa Trade Co Ltd…

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Nuclear industry takes big hit as former nuclear powers reveal plans to sharply reduce nuclear dependence

This week, Japan and France revealed plans to sharply curb reliance on nuclear energy following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster last year.  Scientists in Japan have also heavily criticized the nation’s nuclear fuel…

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Quebec to shut down nuclear power in province

Quebec’s new government will not proceed with a multibillion-dollar refurbishment of the province’s lone nuclear reactor 100 kilometers northeast of Montreal, and instead will shut it down after 30 years of operations.  The…

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After Fukushima nations asking if nuclear is worth it – Nuclear Electric Production Is Already Declining

Toshiba forced to sell Westinghouse Electric in hopes to form international alliance to build nuclear plants in attempt to win more orders for nuclear power plants in emerging nations Source: Straits Times Rate…

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Ontario Power Generation commits over $25 million for estimate on two new nuclear reactors at Darlington as layoffs loom

OPG signed agreements with Westinghouse and SNC-Lavalin/Candu Energy Inc. (where a  labour dispute is currently playing out) this week, further developing plans for new nuclear reactors at the Darlington Nuclear Power Plant.  Each…

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Canadian Solar reviewing candidate sites in Fukushima Prefecture to use government-backed incentives to build solar panels

As part of reconstruction efforts, the government’s designated special zones in the disaster-stricken areas will offer tax breaks and relaxed regulations to attract companies. Solar and other renewable energies are drawing interest in…

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Newly-released Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission paper warns ‘Safety Consequences… are quite severe”

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission released Discussion Paper DIS-12-03, Fitness for Duty: Proposals for Strengthening Alcohol and Drug Policy, Programs and Testing [HTML] [PDF] , which drew immediate knee-jerk criticism from some of the…

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November 15, 1945 – The Agreed Declaration on Nuclear Energy – USA – UK – CAN

President Truman’s thirty-third news conference was held in his office at the White House at 11:05 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 1945. The White House Official Reporter noted that Congressional leaders and other…

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Actual cost of nuclear power is beyond our wildest dreams

How we could have been so awestruck by the vision of cheap energy that we blinded ourselves to the waste disposal hazards? Caretaking our nuclear waste stockpile will provide jobs for both unskilled…

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Enformable Main Stream Media Nuclear News Update – December 27th, 2011

Nuclear News Update – December 27th, 2011 The Denki Shimbun (Electric Daily News) IAEA Director General predicted increase in nuclear plants to remain strong The Denki Shimbun (Electric Daily News) - ‎Dec 25, 2011‎ TOKYO –The…

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Japan Male Cedar Flowers Found With More Than 250,000 Bq/kg of Cesium

Extremely high radiation levels of more than 250,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium have been detected in male flowers of cedar trees in the no-entry zone near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear…

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March 15th, 2011 – Shipments of nuclear material to Japan may be disrupted for a variety of reasons

From: Weber, Michael Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 6:30 PM To: Haney, Catherine Cc: LIA05 Hoc Subject: RESPONSE – Shipments Thanks Liaison Team – notethat shipments of nuclear material may be disrupted on…

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What to do with almost 70 years worth of Canadian atomic rubbish

At 3:07 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, 1952, the National Research Experimental nuclear reactor, then the most powerful research reactor on Earth, raced out of control, rapidly overheated and then exploded, destroying the…

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Bruce Power Drops Nuclear Power Plant Scheme in Alberta

Ontario-based Bruce Power has pulled out of the project it’s been pushing since 2007.    The company had been working on setting up a new nuclear power plant in the Peace Country, in…

11 workers fired from Pickering nuclear plant for potential conduct violations

Eleven employees of Ontario Power Generation’s Pickering nuclear plant have been fired for alleged violations of the company’s code of conduct. The nature of the alleged offences wasn’t disclosed. “It wasn’t a safety…

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Rep Kucinich disputes FirstEnergy’s “hairline crack” theory – calls for public hearing

U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D., Cleveland) asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday to hold a public hearing on the cracks in the concrete containment building at the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant 10 miles west of Port…

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Nuclear abolition and the whole nuclear chain

Nuclear abolition and the whole nuclear chain Andreas Nidecker IPPNW (Internatl. Physicians for Prev. Of Nuclear War) ICAN (Internatl. Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) Nuclear Energy (NE) Civil use of NE in many…

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