p.s. on Aug.6/13: Listen here to Fairewinds Associates Arnie Gundersen share his remarks at the Pickering relicencing hearing. Theme? 40 years & 1 bad day. <from the nuclear hearing taking place in Pickering, Ontario>
Do you believe in the Easter bunny?
I personally lost my faith in the old EB quite a few years ago now.
But the nuclear industry & its “regulator” apparently believe in the Easter bunny still.
Looks like they think it’s OK to give OPG (Ontario Power Generation) the go-ahead (at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station) to extend the reactors’ operations beyond their 210,000-hour “design life” – & not bother worrying about the decommissioning wastes
‘cos there’s a plan for decommissioning wastes
& even though the “plan” doesn’t really exist, as a very astute intervenor group has just pointed out (it was sort of really just a half-baked idea cooked up for “financial planning purposes”)
& even the plan for a plan seems to have enough holes in it to drive a fleet of trucks through
but that’s OK, becos’ THEY believe in the Easter bunny.
(so they think you should too.)
p.s. it was FUN believing in the Easter bunny, wasn’t it?? But as someone brilliant once said, & I am merely paraphrasing, “When I became a grown-up, I had to put aside childish things.”
p.p.s. later posting here shows the Easter Bunny's "scientific" reasons for continuing operations at Pickering. No risk of an accident, they say. Read it! You won't even believe it. :(