******** 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 Pickering nuclear hearing>
Presentation by Fairewinds Associates Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen.
Former nuclear insider himself.
With an interesting history (got fired down in the U.S. for simply telling the truth)
Points out a nuke plant can have 40 good years & one bad day.
& we all know that, in the case of a nuke plant, 1 bad day is no joke.
His report for Durham Nuclear Awareness is here
That will be on their site for 3 months
When the written transcript becomes available in pdf format, I will post a link to it here.
p.s. I voted Arnie ‘Man of the Year' & I stand by that nomination!!
p.p.s. btw, during Mr. Gundersen's time in discussion with the CNSC tribunal, Tribunal Prez Michael Binder had a bit of a mini-meltdown (which he is somewhat wont to do) & spoke in a very rude manner to the American nuclear expert, when Mr. Gundersen spoke about regulatory capture. Unfortunately I did not record exactly what Mr. Binder said. You can read about the global nature of regulatory capture here