Pickering Hearing: 5 Questions

p.s. on Aug.6/13: Listen here to Fairewinds Associates Arnie Gundersen share his remarks at the Pickering relicensing hearing. Theme? 40 years & 1 bad day. There have been a few fun & light (& definitely some inspiring) moments here today [May 29/13] so far, but altogether too often I keep feeling my blood boil.

So here are 5 questions I’d like to pose at this point (5:30 pm on Day 1):

  1. How much profit does the nuclear industry clear every day from its sales of energy from the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station?
  2. How many employees with salaries over $100,000 are there at Pickering? How many over $500,000?
  3. If the nuclear industry is as “transparent” as it claims to be, why are individuals & NGOs forced to pursue complicated FOI (freedom of information) requests, many of which never do result in the production of the information requested?
  4. Is anyone in this absurd spider web of bloated bureaucracies/bureacrats able to actually believe even a fraction of the bumph, bafflegab & bullshit that is on offer here today??
  5. How DO people sleep at night, knowing how much damage their cushy salary & lifestyle source (i.e., the nuclear industry) is doing to the planet & the health of the real, live people who suck up the nasty consequences?



Just wondering…