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Canadian gov ordered 'unsafe' nuclear reactor to be re-opened

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posted on Jan, 30 2008 @ 11:43 AM
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Canadian gov ordered 'unsafe' nuclear reactor to be re-opened


news.bbc.co.uk

Canada ordered a nuclear reactor to be re-opened even though the risk was far greater than international standards permit, a committee has heard.
Linda Keen told a House of Commons committee that she was acting according to the law when she refused to approve restarting the reactor last year.

She was later sacked as head of the country's nuclear watchdog.

The plant produces two-thirds of the world's medical isotopes, and the shutdown created a worldwide shortage.

Ms Keen refused to re-open the Chalk River plant after it was shut for routine maintenance in November last year, because some safety back-up systems were not working.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in December that there was no risk of a meltdown, and his Conservative government pushed emergency legislation through parliament to get it working again.

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posted on Jan, 30 2008 @ 11:43 AM
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Uh-oh...This might not bode well for Harper, who already has his share of distrust amonst the Canadian populace. The firing of Linda Keen, who was head of the country's Nuclear watch-dog program, came after she refused the restarting of the Chalk River Plant reactor, due to safety issues and concerns.

Pretty scarey stuff IMO.

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posted on Jan, 30 2008 @ 12:00 PM
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The CNSC (er rather political influence within CNSC) wacked her website too. Here's the front door: www.cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca...

Her site was at www.cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca...

She wasn't "exactly" fired. Demoted or laterally displaced is the spin-term. They couldn't just "fire" her. It's Canada. Technically it's a quasi-judicial arms length regulatory body with no real teeth. The Chalk-River installation is SOOOO old. Servicable/repairable but old... needs a complete refit... which was in the pipe underway for months (actually years) with PC Party knowledge.

Rumour has it Manley is in on the "fix" to use US nukage with the other NWO-Psuedo-Yanks... since about when he left the legislature and turned merc. AECL is out from here on in to my way of thinking. Rubber stamp.

Vic

[edit on 30-1-2008 by V Kaminski]



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