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“Unreasonable Risks to National Security” in Canada

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission states that the operators of an Ontario nuclear power plant failed to comply with certain licensing conditions, behaviour that could produce “unreasonable risks to national security.” Global News report by  Monique Muise and Jacques Bourbeau provides more insights. Ontario Power Generation Inc. was slapped with a $31,690 fine in a…

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Ian MacKenzie’s “Reactor”

A film “Reactor” reminds us about a tragedy in Japan. On March 11th, 2011 a 9.0 earthquake triggered a massive tsunami off the coast of Japan. This disaster resulted in an estimated 15,878 deaths and trillions of dollars in damage, including a partial meltdown at three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. In…

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Got Your Pills?

The Ukrainian-Canadian newspaper “New Pathway” published the article “Got your pills?” by Alexander Belyakov. The City of Toronto, the Region of Durham and Ontario Power Generation are mailing KI pills to homes and businesses within the 10 km zones. They are also supplying KI pills on request to all residents living within 50 km of the…

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Workshop “Strengthening American Food Resilience”

The US National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) organises a conference with the “Food-Energy-Water Nexus” theme in Washington DC on January 19-21, 2016.  One of the workshops will review key concepts for improving food resilience and how they can be translated into action. The Food Resilience articles (including on food security after Chernobyl and…

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Toronto’s Emergency Response Protocols Under Review

The Executive Committee of Toronto City Council, chaired by Mayor John Tory, adopted a motion on Toronto’s nuclear emergency response and considered the recommendations from 11 city councillors. Darlington nuclear generating station has four reactors producing about 3.5 Gigawatts. It is located about 40 km east of the Toronto limits. The Pickering nuclear power plant…

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Nuclear Safety in the Greater Toronto Area

There are two nuclear plants – the Pickering and Darlington Nuclear Power Stations – in the Greater Toronto Area. What have we learned from the Fukushima and Chernobyl disasters? The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) held a two-part public hearing on the application by Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG) to renew, for a period of…

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February 16 & 17, 2016. Documentary/Conspiracy Thriller About Chernobyl Will Contend For Oscar Nominations

Each year, the world experts turn their attention to the Academy Awards. The 88th ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will take place on February 28, 2016. The “Russian Woodpecker” about Chernobyl will contend for Oscar nominations. Watch a trailer here. Fedor Alexandrovich, the star and the protagonist of…

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Order Your Supply of Potassium Iodide (KI) Pills

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) — the federal agency that monitors the safe operation of nuclear stations — now requires that all homes and businesses within 10 km of a nuclear power station receive a supply of potassium iodide (KI) pills. The City of Toronto, the Region of Durham and Ontario Power Generation are providing you…

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Svetlana Alexievich, the Nobel Prize Winner, Writes About Chernobyl

Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich who writes about Chernobyl has won the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature. Read her “Voices from Chernobyl”. An interview about conspiracy and food immediately after disaster: Zoya Danilovna Bruk Environmental Inspector I worked at the inspection center for environmental protection. We were awaiting some kind of instructions, but we…

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A Video About Life After the Chernobyl Disaster

Video by Alexander Belyakov: click here. The Chernobyl disaster on April 26, 1986 is one of the most famous and controversial tragedies of our time. It happened at the Lenin Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (which consisted of four reactors) in the Soviet Union. The Chernobyl plant is located only 93 km from Ukraine’s capital Kyiv.…

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