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[cdn-nucl-l] Walrus CANDU
"The Walrus" - my favourite Magazine, and it's Canadian too.
In "The Walrus", September 2006 Volume 3 Issue 7
Will CANDU Do?
by Paul Webster
The article ends with this statement:
"If the competition wins out, a question will remain: should the CANDU
be romanticized like the Avro Arrow as a technological triumph that
should never have been abandoned, or pilloried as the most expensive
mistake in the nation's history?"
I have been writing about this question for a couple of years now, and
still don't know the answer. If Ontario abandons the CANDU then 30,000
jobs go down the tubes, but we perhaps get more standardized in our
electricity generation technology. If we keep the jobs, do we also get
an albatross hung around our necks? It is a fiendishly difficult
decision. I would like to see the Canadian technology continue, and I
also liked the Arrow, but the wind seems to be blowing the other way.
The Paul Webster article is worth reading. I got all the way through it
without exploding. It portrays the Canadian CANDU dilemma in fairly
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