Whitecourt and Woodlands County Nuclear Information Sessions
Technical Discussions on Nuclear Energy
April 4 & 5, 2008
Supplementary Reading Suggestions
Books and Videos
Nobody’s Fuel, H. Douglas Lightfoot, http://www.nobodysfuel.com/intro.html, The world’s need for energy and the role of nuclear power explained in a 2 ½ hour video presentation.
Power to Save the World: The Truth about Nuclear Energy, Gwyneth Cravens, Alfred A. Knopf, New York 2007. http://cravenspowertosavetheworld.com/ . “The best introduction to the current realities and benefits of nuclear power.” - Stewart Brand, founder and publisher of “The Whole Earth Catalog”.
Unlocking the Atom: The Canadian Book on Nuclear Technology, Hans Tammemagi and David Jackson, McMaster University Press, Hamilton 2005. http://www.unlockingtheatom.ca/. Canada has developed world-class reactors, medical isotope and food irradiation systems, and is an international leader in uranium mining and production. Until now there has been no book that describes these achievements, and explains radiation and nuclear technology from a Canadian perspective. Unlocking the Atom fills that gap.
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited - www.aecl.ca, AECL is a Canadian Crown Corporation, visit the Teachers Lounge www.aecl.ca/Resources/Teachers.htm and order the DVD that explains how electricity is generated at a nuclear power plant, it is free and meant for grades 7-10.
Yes I Can - www.yesican‑science.ca, This site contains a data base of lesson plans and demonstrations that would be of interest to science teachers.
CAMECO - www.cameco.com/uranium_101/, Cameco is a major player in the Uranium mining industry, this particular reference is to their educational material.
The Canadian Nuclear FAQ - www.nuclearfaq.ca, This independent site details the development of nuclear technology in Canada and provides answers to many questions about nuclear energy and the industry.
The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) - http://cna.ca/english/facts.asp,
The CNA is an association of Canadian companies involved in the nuclear industry. Their “fact sheets” provide short summaries of many aspects of nuclear technology that can be read online or downloaded and printed as needed.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) - www.nwmo.ca,
Canada’s NWMO is responsible for developing methods of looking after spent nuclear fuel. Read about the many factors considered in the preparation of their recommendation to the federal government. Learn about the approach selected by the federal government, called Adaptive Phased Management. Public reviews of the methodology were undertaken and the results can be found here along with the original input from the public.
Cameco - www.cameco.com, Cameco is a major player in the Uranium mining industry. An overview of the nuclear fuel cycle from uranium exploration to electricity production is provided by an animation less than an hour long: http://www.cameco.com/media/fuelcycle/index.html.
AREVA - www.areva.com. AREVA is based in France and is involved in all aspects of nuclear power generation and distribution. Areva also mines uranium in Canada. AREVA’s Canadian website provides additional information. http://www.cri.ca/index.html.
Energy Alberta Corporation, http://www.energyab.com/. Energy Alberta proposed to build nuclear power plants in northern Alberta. Energy Alberta has just been acquired by Bruce Power Alberta, a subsidiary of Bruce Power from Ontario
Bruce Power, http://www.brucepower.com, The site provides several reports related to radiation and the environment.
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, http://www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca, This site provides access to the federal government organization which regulates nuclear safety in Canada. Here you can find regulations, information on reactor safety performance and environmental assessments, and transcripts of public hearings. It is not easy to find your way through this, but there is a lot of information.
USNRC TMI Website, http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/3mile-isle.html, A short fact sheet on the events and consequences of the Three Mile Island Accident.
A Review of the Source Term and Dose Estimation for the TMI-2 Reactor Accident,
http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/servlets/purl/6302358-QCjMCj/6302358.PDF, A 1990 review of releases of radioactive materials from the MI reactor.
Three Mile Island Emergency, www.threemileisland.org, A resource center on TMI with many major reports.
In Focus: Chernobyl, http://www.iaea.org/NewsCenter/Focus/Chernobyl/, A collection of information on Chernobyl from the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Canadian Nuclear Society, http://www.cns-snc.ca/, Information on Canadian Nuclear Society activities. Membership information and application forms are provided here.
Computare, http://www.computare.org/, Several articles and papers on nuclear energy in the context sustainable energy and the greenhouse gases associated with human induced climate change.
Prepared by the Alberta Branch of the Canadian Nuclear Society