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Residents resigned to Darlington plant construction

Using technology developed for atomic bombs, Canadian scientists hoped to bring safe, economical power to an energy-hungry world. By 1962, the first Candu (Canada Deuterium Uranium) reactor was powering Canadian homes, and Canada led the world in nuclear power generation technology. But Candu has fallen on hard times, faced with rising costs and serious environmental and ethical questions.

Many who live near the Darlington nuclear construction site don't mind their new neighbour.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: July 13, 1977
Reporter: Peter Murphy
Duration: 1:24

Last updated: March 18, 2013

Page consulted on December 5, 2013

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