Nuclear Newsletter, Vol.2, No.15.
Periodical profile published 1978
Publisher: Saskatoon Environmental Society, Saskatoon, Canada
Year Published: 1978
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX897
Nuclear Newsletter addresses itself to people concerned about nuclear development in Saskatchewan.
Abstract: Nuclear Newsletter addresses itself to people concerned about nuclear development in Saskatchewan. This issue draws attention to the renewed concern of Saskatchewan Churches over the uranium mining near Cluff Lake and the moral aspects of energy issues. It quotes from the Inter-Church Energy Committee (ICEC) newsletter which points up the province's link with the world issues of nuclear power, and decries the secrecy of the nuclear industry about exploration and end uses of uranium.
The same issue cites unexpected problems regarding pressure tubes which will put each of seven Ontario Hydro nuclear reactors out of service for about a year, and which will cost consumers at least $500 million in 1978 dollars. The causes of these problems as put forth by the experts are listed as the complexity of nuclear technology, the inherent safety problems and scientists' lack of knowledge and experience about how nuclear technology will work in practice.