February, 2008. It’s been fascinating watching the fever building in Saint John around “The Great Energy Hub”. Certainly everyone is doing a great job in building the hype that seems to be necessary to move these developments forward. The Telegraph … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Saint John’s Energy Hub Hype – 2008
Since its closure at Wiscasett, Maine in 1997, the nuclear waste from the Maine Yankee Nuclear Plant remains stored onsite … apparently with no place yet to go and at an annual cost of about $10 million dollars or more … Continue reading ISSUES: Maine Yankee Nuclear Waste – Still No Place to Go? Update 2022
It’s true. You generally can’t see, taste, or smell nuclear radiation and folks really, really don’t seem to worry about it. Click here to see what it looks like and understand that some forms of radiation can penetrate your body … Continue reading ISSUES: Nuclear Radiation … you can’t see it, smell it or taste it … why worry?
HOW MUCH WATER DOES POINT LEPREAU USE? In 1980 the New Brunswick Electric Power Commission described building a cooling system for the 600 MW nuclear generating station at Point Lepreau as follows: Of major consideration in the design of a … Continue reading The Impact of Point Lepreau Nuclear Plant on Plankton & Larval Fishes
NUCLEAR QUESTION FOR TODAY In February 9, 2012, two environmental groups, the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, called on nuclear authorities to drain radioactively contaminated heavy water from the core of the … Continue reading NUCLEAR QUESTION: Was radioactive heavy water removed from Point Lepreau reactor 8 years ago?
ISSUES_ Another Japanese tsunami and wishful thinking at Point Lepreau The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station is now up and running and this accident prone facility is still sitting on one of the most exposed points of land in the … Continue reading ISSUES – Another Japanese tsunami and wishful thinking at Point Lepreau
Some may remember my posts about iodine- 131 in dulse in the Bay of Fundy. Four points: 1. It can and probably has happened here in NB. 2. The “half-life” is the time (8days) it takes to lose half its … Continue reading NUCLEAR: Another radioactive “couldn’t happen” happened in BC
As the tragedy deepens in Japan, the impacts begin to spread around the world as the links below attest … But I still hear people saying we are better, ours is safer, it’s about the jobs … While the earth … Continue reading NUCLEAR CONCERNS: But we are smarter than the Japanese. Right? And CANDUs are better? Right?
Well it seems that radioactive iodine has found it’s way into seaweeds on both coasts. Unfortunately there is little current information that I can find since it seems no testing is done along our Atlantic coast. Art MacKay Click to … Continue reading RADIOACTIVITY: Jeez … is your dulse radioactive?
Did you know Tritium is released daily into the water and air? And it’s safe they say. Others think not. Click to access nuclear-radiation-for-dinner-tritium-bioaccumulates-in-blue-mussels-but-what-about-scallops-clams-and-quahog.pdf GET MORE GREAT ARTICLES – SUBSCRIBE TO ATLANTICA LIVE RIGHT NOW! Continue reading RADIATION FOR DINNER? Tritium Bioaccumulates in Blue Mussels – But what about scallops, clams and quahogs?
Everyone knows the Bay of Fundy … right? It is home to thousands of unusual and spectacular marine invertebrates as well as more beautiful birds than you can count and a dozen species of whales and seals including the endangered North … Continue reading ISSUES: Marine Protected Areas – Canada’s failure in the face of big business?
Not strictly east coast, but an issue that should concern us all. Click on each for further details. Continue reading ISSUES: Nuclear Hotspots Great Lakes Watershed.
Seems this was brought up way back in 2002 when Miles Kehoe petitioned the Canadian government for answers. His concerns included: “Military personnel have told me that 28 sites have earned the Canadian Armed Forces designation of “Military Top Priority One Classification“. This designation is apparently Continue reading “ISSUES – OCEAN DRILLING: Concerned about drilling off Nova Scotia? Add military chemical, biological and weapons dumps to your concerns…”