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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] How about we build a Canadian nuclear wiki/portal?
Bill Garland wrote:
> We have a lot of web sites in Canada that deal with specific aspects
> of nuclear from specific points of view. Here are some that come to
> mind: CNS, CNS, AECL, utilities, OCI, CNSC, university departments,
> UNENE, consultants, this email list, and so on. I think we are long
> overdue for the creation of a single web entry point for the Canadian
> Nuclear Enterprise.
Hi Bill ....
I heard you on the radio today talking about leaks at Pickering. I
thought you were very sensible in your comments. The big problem is
that we just don't know the facts, and everyone is ready to assume the
worst. There have been a number of public relations disasters this
summer - Germany, Japan, and now Pickering. The nuclear industry has a
pretty good safety culture - it now needs to develop a public relations
culture. In my opinion a lot more openness is needed.
I added a reference to a company on the wiki. I think the wiki is a
good idea. One thing it may be able to do is contribute to a better
public relations culture for the nuclear industry. For example, it
should be the place to go for all the latest info about this Pickering
issue. I find it really difficult to get good information about
problems at Canadian nuclear plants.
For example, I recently commented on this list about the shutdown of the
A reactors at Pickering. No one really seems to know the details about
why this is happening. I sent an email to Pickering asking for more
information and got nothing back. OK - why should they respond to me,
they don't know who I am. But not being able to find out sure makes it
difficult to defend nuclear power to my friends.
Something really needs to be done about the public relations dimension
of nuclear power.
Randal Leavitt - another Ubuntu user