Wednesday, July 6, 2011

AECL should have been killed in 1972


By the end of the 1970s, U.S. light-water reactors had captured both the U.S. and European markets, leaving Canada to sell its heavy-water reactors to countries either odious or poor. Canada sold a reactor to Argentina, for example, in 1974 – a sale that coincided with the repressive rule of the military junta that left thousands (perhaps 30,000) of Argentines dead or “disappeared.”

If we had killed the thing earlier, we would have saved $20 billion.  Now, they want to sell the banana reactors to Ontario.  :)

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