nuclear power

After Japan's earthquake and tsunami, a shift in values

How to help the tsunami and earthquake victims? Before we can support each other, or at the same time, we need to heal ourselves, says one Japanese consultant.

Fukushima anniversary: B.C. looks south to closest nuclear plant

Sitting a six-hour drive south of Vancouver, the Columbia Generating Station is B.C.'s closet nuclear plant. As we near the one year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, VO investigates.

Scandals of Fukushima

A look back at how the Japanese government repeatedly misinformed its public about the dangers of radiation from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Is Canada prepared for a nuclear disaster?

Ottawa's invested too much and grown too close to act as an independent regulator, critics say.

Canadian nuclear plants to undergo safety, readiness assessment

Everything's on the table: plans, procedures, design, regulation and inspection regimes.

Radioactivity is not safe, Physicians for Global Survival say

Physicians usually weigh risks and benefits when they expose patients to radioactivity through x-rays, CT scans and radioisotopes but recently even they were shocked to find out that the low levels...

Greenpeace Canada pressuring McGuinty to nix nuclear near Toronto

The Ontario government is planning to spend $26 billion building risky new reactors at the Darlington site east of Toronto, in part to replace the ageing reactors at the Pickering station, which...

Fukushima nuclear disaster: looking for objectivity

Discrepancies in news reporting about Fukushima Nuclear crisis prompted me to contact a physicist at Harvard who specializes in communicating with the public about nuclear plant incidents.

Olivia Fermi discusses her family's nuclear legacy on the "Neutron Trail"

What would you do if your grandfather was Enrico Fermi, one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century and a key architect of the atomic bomb? And your grandmother was Laura Fermi, an...

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 8 & 9: Thurs and Fri

My picks for the next two days at VIFF include two ugly duckling tales, one for children, the other showing off Gemma Arterton. (read more)