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Wed Sep 12, 2012, 02:42 AM

Quebec to shut down its only nuclear reactor

Source: CBC

Quebec's new government has confirmed it won't proceed with the multibillion-dollar refurbishment of the province's lone nuclear reactor and will instead shut it down.

A spokesman for incoming premier Pauline Marois gave the confirmation Tuesday, one day after the first public screening of a new film on the reactor that raises questions about its safety for people living nearby.

The government of outgoing Premier Jean Charest decided in 2008 to rebuild the Gentilly-2 nuclear plant at a cost of about $2 billion, but stopped work after the Fukushima disaster in Japan in 2011.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/09/11/montreal-gentilly-nuclear-reactor-shut-down.html

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alp227 Sep 2012 OP
DeSwiss Sep 2012 #1
bananas Sep 2012 #2
bucolic_frolic Sep 2012 #3
Heywood J Sep 2012 #4
EvilAL Sep 2012 #5
marions ghost Sep 2012 #6
EvilAL Sep 2012 #7
marions ghost Sep 2012 #10
greymattermom Sep 2012 #8
EvilAL Sep 2012 #9

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 03:42 AM

1. K&R

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 04:57 AM

2. good. nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 07:12 AM

3. How different the world would be

if the Plains of Abraham had gone the other way

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 07:38 AM

4. Parochial and Catholic, most likely.

Three hundred years after the Plains of Abraham: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiet_Revolution

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:12 AM

5. The battle of the Restigouche

in July of 1760 (the last Naval battle of the Seven Years War) is what really sealed the fate of New France. I live about 2 miles from where the battle took place and find artifacts and stuff with my metal detector. If the French had won that battle they would have been able to supply the troops in Quebec City where they were at a standstill and waiting. With both sides looking east down the St. Lawrence River for troops and supplies, they waited and since the English defeated the French here, they were able to supply their troops win. Montreal fell after that and the rest is history.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Restigouche

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:31 AM

6. smart

but that's Canada...

Fukushima is the point of no return.

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:49 AM

7. Pauline Marois

is not smart. She is a separatist and bigot.

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Response to EvilAL (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 05:03 PM

10. there are bigots on both sides...

I'm not in a position to defend her otherwise, but if she is against nuclear power, then I give her some points for brains.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 09:25 AM

8. hydro

They have a huge hydro capability and export power. In Montreal, it's not even called the electric company, it's Hydro.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 01:14 PM

9. Yeah, the electric company is called Hydro Quebec. nt

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