Eugene Parks on Harper’s dangerous nuclear bullying: ‘Personal attacks over responsible management – even in matters of nuclear safety.’

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GARY LUNN: TORY’S GOOFY NUCLEAR KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS

[Adrian Raeside cartoon: KoKo Press]

 

What do the nuclear crises in Japan and Chernobyl, and our federal election have in common?

Stephen Harper’s administration was responsible for Canada’s Chalk River nuclear facility, which had two MAPLE reactors that were unstable during normal operation plus a 50-year-old reactor that was 20 years beyond its expected lifespan.

On Harper’s watch, Canada’s nuclear safety regulator Linda Keen correctly understood that the consequence of operating an unstable reactor could be grave.

For example, the Chernobyl nuclear plant – although much larger than ours in Chalk River – had the same critical flaw evident in the MAPLE reactors.

When the Chernobyl reactor became uncontrollable, it irradiated half of Eastern Europe.

Similarly, Japan’s nuclear crisis contaminated the groundwater and sea within 30 kilometres of the plant.

Accordingly, Keen would not licence our reactors until properly fixed.

However, Harper’s administration would not fund a proper fix.

Instead, the Harper administration fired the nuclear safety regulator because she would not license the operation.

A vote for Harper is a vote for poor judgement and personal attacks over responsible management -even in matters of nuclear safety.

 

CCC reprint:

Harper’s nuclear record shows mismanagement

Victoria News: http://www.vicnews.com

Friday, April 1, 2011, Page A9

 

Minister of Natural Resources Canada, Gary Lunn; Prime Minister Stephen Harper; and the Premier of British Columbia, Gordon Campbell.

THREE NUCLEAR AMIGOS:

LUNN, HARPER, CAMPBELL:

Pretending to be concerned about ‘climate change’

to sell more nuclear reactors

 

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3 Responses to Eugene Parks on Harper’s dangerous nuclear bullying: ‘Personal attacks over responsible management – even in matters of nuclear safety.’

  1. goyodelarosa says:

    HARPER USES CLIMATE CHANGE ANXIETY TO SELL SUPPOSEDLY ‘CLEAN SAFE NUCLEAR’:

    http://www.macleans.ca/canada/features/article.jsp?content=20070507_105095_105095

  2. Diane Dillon says:

    Dear Gregory
    please have persons interested in information aobut the 3 amigos contact me. I am more familair with 2. If you knw the names and organizaitons tied to these men that have weapons and other companies that they have close ties to from the middle east what would you do. the men for the middle east are now here buying up properties and companies all over BC and also live in a 2 million dollar house in vancouver.
    contact me for details
    ddenlighten@hotmail.com

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