Site of Tritium Sign Manufacturer of Concern to Health Officials

Health officials near a town in Ontario, Canada, are protesting attempts by the manufacturer of tritium signs to  have its nuclear substance processing license renewed for 10 years. Here are three news stories about the situation involving the plant that, in February 2010, was the site of an accidental release of tritium gas. Click on each link to view the text or video.

 

Green groups raise Peterborough radiation fears
Toronto Sun
By Jessica Murphy

Parliamentary Bureau Environmental groups say an Ontario company that uses tritium in its products is being cavalier with the radioactive material–and Canada’s nuclear watchdog isn’t doing enough to crack down on the operation.

 

Nuke regulations too lax on companies like Shield Source: Critic
Peterborough Examiner
The company uses tritium, an isotope of hydrogen gas, in the manufacture of its self-illuminating signs. “Those regulations are laughable. They are ridiculous. They are a licence to pollute. These limits are completely ridiculous.” Tritium is a nuclear . . .

 

Local News – CHEX Television > Tritium Concerns in Peterborough
Tritium Concerns in Peterborough. April 11, 2012. A local lobby group continues to take aim at . . .

 

2012 Annual Conference

Plans are now underway for the PSA’s 2012 Annual Conference. The board would like to know what topics, discussions, and speakers you want on the agenda for this half-day event. Log into the members only website and post your thoughts in a reply to this post so all may see your suggestions.

Bob McLean, CAE
Executive Director
2012 Annual Conference
September 18, 2012
Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel
Chicago, IL

10 Years After 9/11

PSA member Jim Armour authored an article in 2011 for the anniversary of September 11 terrorist attack  that was published in Life Safety Digest. We have reprinted it on our website (the public site) with his permission.

To view the article, go back to the home page and you’ll see it as the first article in the “News” box on the left side of the page. Thanks, Jim, for this contribution to the website.

A reminder that we’re always looking for PL success stories to post on the website. If you have one, let me know.
Bob McLean, CAE
Executive Director

2012 Annual Conference
September 18
Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel
Chicago, IL