Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Quebec soldiers on with nuclear
Quebec is extending the life of Gentilly 2, with a couple of billion dollars. I've always loved these guys! I could never understand how anybody could be so isolated, and still run a Candu station. They never talked to anybody, and we never talked to them. Their seismic monitoring was a secret known only to them and the GSC. While the rest of us were struggling with seismically qualifying old plants, they just did their own thing. Perhaps they weren't quite as isolated as New Brunswick, who didn't even show up on standards meetings, but I always thought they were close. Now, Quebec is retubing, and trying to get their fueling machine to work. I wish them the best of luck!