Deep Waters

Deep Waters

The Ottawa River and Canada's Nuclear Adventure

Book - 2004
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Deep Waters is an intimate account of the principal events and personalities involved in the successful development of the Canadian nuclear power system (CANDU), an achievement that is arguably one of Canada's greatest scientific and technical successes of the twentieth century. Kim Krenz tells the stories of the people involved and the problems they faced and overcame. He also relates the history of the development of the town of Deep River, built exclusively for the scientists and employees of the Chalk River Project and describes the impact of the Project on the traditional communities of the Ottawa Valley. Public understanding of nuclear power has remained confused, yet decisions about whether and how to use it are of vital importance to Canadians today - and will increase in importance as we seek to maintain our standard of living without doing irreparable damage to the environment around us. Deep Waters examines the issues involved in the use of nuclear power without over-emphasizing its positive aspects or avoiding its negative aspects.
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2004
ISBN: 9780773526914
Branch Call Number: 621.480971381 Kre
Characteristics: 168 p. : ill., 1 map


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Feb 20, 2014

Interesting early history of the Chalk River Labs. Clearly, the author is of the "nuclear power too cheap to meter" generation and writes off Chernobyl as being due to "incompetent" Russians, praising the Japanese for their sense in going all nuclear. This was written a few years before Fukushima... This generation of scientists rose to the challenge and built the NRU, which is still running from time to time. The present generation of aecl scientists lives in their shadow.

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