Darlington (Refurb) Hearing

In early December (Dec. 3 - 6, 2012) I attended 4 days of CNSC (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission) hearings on the proposed refurbishment of the 4 nuclear reactors at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station (DNGS) 60 or so kilometres east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Toronto, btw, is Canada’s largest city & home to 2.6 million people). I am posting this as a posting, but am also using the heading ‘Darlington Daze’ up along the top of the blog, with the postings listed below it as “pages.” (It’s OK; no need for you to understand this technical stuff – just use the links below to find the posting/s you’re interested in, & you’ll be away to the races.)

Here is a list of my Darlington refurbishment-related-or-inspired postings:


There were several more essays I wanted to write, but just haven’t managed to get to (cloning would be ever-so-useful, wouldn't it??    ):

  • Did you know? (One key one here)
  • Egregious Bullshit (OMGoodness; so very, very much of it!?)
  • Elephants Not Mentioned
  • Nuclear Fairy Tales / Myths (Main one? “It can’t happen here.”)
  • Open Secrets
  • OUTRAGEOUS (so many things; Ontario Power Generation or OPG salaries to name just one)



p.s. Darlington New Build hearings (which took place March 21- April 11, 2011) postings on this blog are all listed here

p.p.s. Other nuke-related stuff on Janetsplanet that may be of interest:


'Quote of the day' with this post: “There has not existed the slightest shred of meaningful evidence that the entire intervention process in nuclear energy is anything more than the most callous of charades and frauds.” – Dr. John Gofman, M.D., Ph.D.  in Irrevy” – An Irreverent, Illustrated View of Nuclear Power <pg 125> [many more Gofman quotes here]