Update on Toronto GE-Hitachi Struggle

Nuclear failure
Latest chapter in nuke watchdog’s fight with west-end residents over GE uranium plant ends in a meltdown
By Saul Chernos

It was a meltdown that GE Hitachi and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission likely hoped to avoid.

But it happened nonetheless.

After two days of testy back and forth between residents and CNSC members at a meeting on the subject of the uranium plant at Lansdowne and Dupont December 9-11, the commissioners ended up walking out.

The session, which was scheduled to run for three days but ended after two, was nothing short of historic. It was the first time in the plant’s 50-plus-year history that locals could air concerns to the regulator – an opportunity brought about solely because of grassroots pressure.

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