Irony rules in the U.S. anti-proliferation community

The U.S. president, struggling to restore some semblance of maturity at the top of the nuclear regulatory commission (NRC), recently nominated an anti-proliferation activist to replace the outgoing Gregory Jaczko. This nomination is significant because it says a lot about…

CANDU in Ontario: the unknown soldier?

John Spears of the Toronto Star published an interesting piece the other day about the performance of Ontario Power Generation’s Pickering nuclear plant. Its headline reads “Pickering nuclear units among the most expensive, least reliable in the world,” but readers…

Seniors and poor people on fixed incomes to pay mining company power rates in northern Ontario: how the Green Act shakes down in the real world

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. wants to dig chromite, an ingredient in stainless steel, out of northern Ontario. The company wants to make money doing so, otherwise why would it be in business. To run its proposed operation in Ontario, Cliffs…