Canadian Nuclear Society Sheridan Park Branch March 17, 2004. What to do with used CANDU fuel? Is it really waste? Jerry M. Cuttler Cuttler & Associates Inc. Mississauga, ON Canada. Background to Nuclear Fuel Waste Act. Environmentalists created “issue of used fuel”
Canadian Nuclear SocietySheridan Park BranchMarch 17, 2004
What to do with used CANDU fuel? Is it really waste?
Jerry M. Cuttler
Cuttler & Associates Inc.
Mississauga, ON Canada
“The tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.”
Huxley TH (1825-95), “Collected Essays 1893-94 Biogenesis and Abiogenesis.”
An adaptive response of biological organisms to low level radiation stress or damage – a modest overcompensation to a disruption, resulting in improved fitness
“The hormetic model is not the exception to the rule – it is the rule.”
= 28 rad to whole body
The hypothesis that I-131 causes thyroid cancer mortality is not true.
It seems that radioiodine treatment for hyperthyroidism decreases overall cancer incidence and mortality.
* Eisenbud M, “Environmental Radioactivity”, 2nd Edition, Academic Press, NY 1973, pp 421-425
“You can fool some of the people all of the time,
And all of the people some of the time,
But you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) - attributed