Japan’s nuclear disaster raises concern about Canada’s nuclear power

The growing nuclear crisis in Japan is raising concerns regarding the safety of Canada’s nuclear reactors, particularly as Ontario considers an expansion of its current fleet. Nuclear safety reps claim that Canadian plants are seismically stable and designed to withstand an earthquake that could be expected every 1000 years, however government officials and anti-nuclear activists from Greenpeace are pushing for tougher standards. Read the full story in The Globe and Mail. 

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