News in Review Restarting the Chalk River Reactor

News in Review Restarting the Chalk River Reactor

In December 2007, a shutdown at Ontario’s Chalk River nuclear reactor led to a worldwide shortage of medical isotopes. Despite safety issues, the government, with the support of the other parties, ordered the reactor restarted. In this News in Review story we’ll examine the controversial decision and the political fallout that followed.

  • 2008
  • 00:13:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2008
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