Canada:”Significance Level 1 “incident at nuke reactor–Public not Alerted!!


Title: Atomic Energy of Canada says no danger during nuclear ‘near-miss’
Source: OTTAWA CITIZEN
Author: IAN MACLEOD
Date: May 15, 2013
h/t Anonymous tip

[…] a Chalk River nuclear operator mistakenly closed a vital pumping system that cools the immense heat generated within the NRU reactor’s core […]

[…] the Crown corporation said the Feb. 27 event — which the official report characterized as a “near-miss” — needs to be taken very seriously. […]

[Randy Lesco, vice-president of operations and chief nuclear officer for Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd] said that further categorizing the incident as at “Significance Level 1,” the highest order, means AECL is treating it with appropriate importance […]

CNSC President Michael Binder questioned why AECL and CNSC staff did not alert the public to the incident, which the Citizen first reported on May 8. […]

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