The nuclear-power industry is at a critical crossroads. The much-touted nuclear renaissance is collapsing, most notably in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has decided not to hold public hearings before permitting Atomic Energy Canada Limited to proceed with radioactive convoys through Ontario.
In recent weeks, radiation levels have spiked at the Fukushima nuclear power reactors in Japan, with recorded levels of 10,000 millisieverts per hour (mSv/hr) at one spot.
On March 14, 2011, 73,000 litres of demineralized water were released into Lake Ontario at the Pickering A nuclear generating station.
What is happening at Fukushima's nuclear reactors was avoidable, unlike the horrific earthquake and tsunami.
What is happening at the Fukushima nuclear reactors and elsewhere was an avoidable catastrophe, unlike the horrific earthquake and tsunami.