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Small Modular Nuclear Reactors: New technology comes nowhere close to solving the problem of nuclear waste

Background:  It is very refreshing to see an article that points out the fundamental hypocrisy of industrial and governmental promoters in wanting to call this technology “clean” when in fact it produces the deadliest waste and the most insidious poisons of any industry that has ever been allowed to operate.  A few caveats however: (1) Perhaps the most...

Correction: The Passamaquody and the Wolastoq are neighbours with independent leadership

Correction: I have corrected my mistaken description of the relationship between the Passamaquoddy First Nation (Peskotomuhkati First Nation) and the Wolastoq Grand Council (“people of the beautiful river” – a river called the St John River by most non-Indigenous people of New Brunswick, but originally known as “Wolastoq”).   The error in my previous email was...

Wolastoq Grand Council Resolution on Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Waste (Full Text)

Friends across the lands, The Wolastoq Grand Council signed a Resolution on nuclear energy and nuclear waste on traditional Wolastoq territory. They asked for it to be published, and are asking all of us to spread it far and wide. Susan O’Donnell, Fredericton NB. The Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition stands in solidarity with the...

Questions and Answers about Irradiated Nuclear Fuel in Canada

Questions and Answers about Irradiated Nuclear Fuel in Canada A new document by Gordon Edwards on issues surrounding the handling of Irradiated Nuclear Fuel in Canada is now available on-line: see http://www.ccnr.org/Q&A_sbclc_2021.pdf  The document is based on Q&A following a presentation by Gordon to the South Bruce NWMO Citizens’ Liaison Committee (CLC) on November 5, 2020, entitled “Nuclear Fuel...

Government’s early holiday gift to the nuclear industry “naughty, not nice”

Public interest groups across Canada reject federal funding of small modular nuclear reactors OTTAWA, December 17, 2020 – Public interest groups across Canada are criticizing the federal government for funding development of prototype small modular nuclear reactors (SMR) with the SMR action plan that is expected to be announced tomorrow. [Friday, December 17] “Not a penny should go...

A panel of experts discuss Small Modular Reactors or Small Mythical Reactors as Paul Gunter of Beyond Nuclear has labeled them.

=================== On Nov 6, 2020, at 12:47 PM, Paul Gunter <paul@beyondnuclear.org> wrote: Here is a link to the Beyond Nuclear Small Modular Reactor webinar and our panelists’ powerpoints.  http://www.beyondnuclear.org/home/2020/10/23/smr-webinar-presentations-and-video.html Paul =================== 1. Oral interventions by Gordon Edwards during the webinar: “Beyond Nuclear” webinar, October 21, 2020 Oral comments by Gordon Edwards [ccnr@web.ca] www.ccnr.org/SMR_webinar_GE_comments_2020.pdf  One of...

(Webinar) Small Modular Nuclear Reactors: Not Clean, Not Small, Not Green, Not Affordable

On March 13, 2020, a presentation by Dr. Gordon Edwards scheduled for a public meeting in Fredericton, New Brunswick, was cancelled because of Covid-19. The title of the talk was to be:“Small Modular Nuclear Reactors – Not Clean, Not Small, Not Green, Not Affordable” Instead, Dr. Edwards gave a webinar by zoom. Here is a...

Gordon Edwards, scientist, on high level nuclear waste

Saugeen Ojibway Nation votes no on deep geologic repository at Bruce Power site

The Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) has voted against Ontario Power Generation’s Deep Geological Disposal (DGR) project, planned to house all of Ontario’s Low and Intermediate Level Waste (LILW) at a site within a mile of the northwestern shore of Lake Huron. However, the OPG project for LILW has no direct bearing on the other DGR project for High-Level Waste...

Small Modular Nuclear Reactors, a case of wishful thinking at best

http://ccnr.org/SMNR_article_2019.pdf … many months of behind-the-scenes meetings throughout New Brunswick with utility company executives, provincial politicians, federal government representatives, township mayors and First Nations, two nuclear entrepreneurial companies laid out a dazzling dream promising thousands of jobs – nay, tens of thousands! – in New Brunswick, achieved by mass-producing and selling components for hitherto untested...
Tesla big battery defies skeptics, sends industry bananas over performance

Tesla big battery defies skeptics, sends industry bananas over performance

Here is one story among many having to do with an exceptionally good storage system for electricity. I circulated this story more than a year ago. Arnie Gundersen, a nuclear engineer who has become a leading nuclear critic, has remarked that he finds it odd that engineers in the nuclear industry proudly assert they can...

Radioactive Water Disposal at Fukushima

A report from our friend Gordon Edwards. The industry is petitioning the government for permission to dump a vast amount of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. “Water, Water, Everywhere And Not a Drop to Drink!” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Marine Here is a link to a TV News interview I gave...