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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] Re: " Government poised to fire nuclear watchdog"
> IMHO, in this matter, the CNSC clearly shirked its responsibility to the
> users of medical isotopes. It chose to the ignore real and imminent danger
> to their health and safety caused by a CNSC-imposed interruption in the
> supply of medical isotopes, in order to enforce, what, the installation of a
> second back-up, back-up power supply. There was NOTHING "reasonable" about
> CNSC's position WHATSOEVER.
That's how I see it.
The CNSC has a hopeless task. We direct them to make the safest
industry we have ever seen safer every year. You can only make safe
things safer for so long. Eventually the process starts getting silly.
We seem to be well inside the silly zone now.
Yes, we need oversight. Yes we need standards and ways to measure
compliance. Yes, we need this to be carried out in public. The safety
culture of the nuclear industry is something to be proud of. But
somewhere in there we also need reasonable judgment, and an
understanding that the nuclear power business has to increase. Without
this commitment to achieve progress, the CNSC will only hamper the
industry, and reduce safety overall by slowing down improvement.
Randal Leavitt - another Ubuntu user