Nuclear Humour / SRB Hearing

KG on Duty--Dec. 6'12 The nuclear industry & nuclear hearings provide very few laughs indeed. Any that do come along are in the category of gallows humour, pretty much.


So. Here are some alternate explanations for the CNSC - Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (an oxymoron if ever there was one) - acronym.


  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Omission
  • Canadian Nuclear Schemes Commission
  • Canadian Nuclear Secrecy Commission
  • Canadian Nuclear Sickness Cover-up
  • Canadian Nuclear Social Club
  • Convenient Nuclear Suck-up Commission
  • Canadian Nuclear Support Command
  • Convenient Nuclear Support Commission
  • Canadian Nuclear Supporter & Cheerleader
  • Canadian Nuclear Susceptibility Commission


(For the record, I did not come up with all of these myself. Friends & relations came up with most of them.)

My own personal favourite (though it deviates from the mold) is

  • Canadian Nuclear Danger Commission


Truthfully, it is not people's health or safety the CNSC is concerned with; it is the health of the nuclear industry.

Only wish I were making that up! :(


All this ill humour on my part motivated by the most recent CNSC hearing I attended - May 14th, on the tritium facility called SRB or SRBT - in Pembroke, Ontario.

CNSC (neither tribunal members nor staff) appear/ed remotely disturbed by tritium emissions, tritium in groundwater, tritium in sewage sludge, tritium in produce, tritium in the Ottawa River.

Tritium in people's bodies.

What, why worry??

Not concerned about high rates of colo-rectal cancer in Renfrew County, apparently

  • not concerned
  • not concerned
  • not concerned


About OBT (organically-bound tritium) in local soils & plants. Even though CNSC staffer Dr. Patsy Thompson's own research indicates OBT is more persistent than previously "modelled."

If you are interested in reading more about the SRB tritium situation in Pembroke, check out the Tritium Awareness Project (TAP) Web site. Plenty of good hard-hitting material there - in both recent & older postings.

(++ a Tritium Resources page at this location)


Many activists believe tritium needs to become a household word.

I couldn't agree more! Tritium is the biggest elephant in the room going.


(with no insult intended to elephants, who are known for remembering things, hmmm??)

I wish someone in Pembroke would sue the CNSC for allowing all this tritium to be spewed about, hither & yon. I really, really do.

Well, as for the kangaroo court – I mean hearing – it does always pay to remember what Dr. John Gofman famously said about nuclear hearings:

“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


p.s. Why & how does the tritium get to Pembroke?? Read CCNR submission to get the background.