Nuclear Reactor Safety
In Japan this afternoon, nuclear safety experts appear to be getting the upper hand in their fight to avoid a meltdown. At least two reactors were badly damaged by the earthquakes and tsunamis that followed. Here in Southern Ontario, we too are at risk of earthquakes which concerns the people in charge of keeping our nuclear reactors safe. We spoke with Dan Meneley, former head of the Canadian Nuclear Society and a professor of nuclear plant safety at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa. His view is that the risk in Ontario is minimal, in part, because of the access to large amounts of water to cool the reactor cores.