23

Aug

2023

Fact checking Gordon Edwards

The Canadian Nuclear Society is a learned society and one part of its mandate is to provide factual information on nuclear issues to the public. We avoid expressing opinions and […]

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12

Jul

2023

Can we learn anything about radioactive waste disposal from the situation in the Ukraine, sure we can but its not what Erika Simpson suggests.

Erika Simpson, a professor of international politics at Western University and frequent author of anti-nuclear articles had an opinion piece published in the Hill Times a few days ago. https://www.hilltimes.com/story/2023/07/06/when-planning-nuclear-waste-sites-in-canada-consider-the-potential-nuclear-crisis-in-ukraine/392019/ It’s […]

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7

Jul

2023

Congratulations Canadian Medical Isotope Ecosystem

Canada has always been a leader in the field of medical isotopes.   We were the first country to successfully demonstrate the use of large radiotherapy sources to treat cancer.  […]

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21

Jun

2023

The contamination at Elliot Lake

“This story is behind a paywall but CNS members may be asked about it today. Their homes sit on radioactive mining waste and no one told them | The Star I […]

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12

Jun

2023

Is Canada’s radioactive waste and decommissioning policy a failure?

Ole Hendrickson’s article in Rabble claims that Canada’s new radioactive waste and decommissioning policy is a failure. https://rabble.ca/columnists/canadas-radioactive-waste-and-decommissioning-policy-is-a-failure/?fbclid=IwAR3iLjjTgeOWasA2SE1R-L6YWMHbiGWVZi6-OL5HQM_H6dz9NRM_oS1wBMk But is it? In fact, he raises no issues that suggest the […]

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28

Apr

2023

Do we need more nuclear – a comment from a famous Canadian Environmentalist

Governments have many tools that they can use to support industries with the most conspicuous being direct financial support or indirect support through tax breaks and similar instruments.  Over the […]

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6

Apr

2023

Nuclear Waste Management Organization taking extra year to pick storage site as its seeks local support

Many of you will have heard me speak about the way that words have two meanings a denotative one i.e. the dictionary definition and a connotative one, which is mental […]

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6

Apr

2023

How Jesse Freestone learned to stop worrying and love nuclear “waste”

 I made everyone laugh at a Canadian Nuclear Society conference once when I told a story from my early days as a naive but enthusiastic materials scientist.   I explained that […]

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21

Jan

2023

Conspiracy Theories, How to Spot them and some Techniques for Dealing with them

 In the last part of 2022 and at the start of 2023, organizations in the Canadian nuclear industry have been accused of being involved in two conspiracies. The first, that […]

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10

Jan

2023

Is Canada supporting the peaceful use of nuclear energy

 A very small group of anti-nuclear campaigners are trying to suggest that the plans to re-use used nuclear fuel, which are being developed in New Brunswick, give rise to a […]

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