Initial info on a workshop being held by the CNSC on January 8, 2008 on the health effects of tritium.

I don't think there is funding for expenses, but it would be good to have some significant ENGO representation at this. Note that Ian Fairlie (who recently did a report for Greenpeace) has been invited, along with several other internationally prominent experts.

There is limited seats at the table (60) so if you think you might go, please put a request in NOW - e-mail:

Please blind-copy me on your request so I can track who is going.

Dave Martin

Greenpeace - 416-627-5004


Subject: Info on tritium workshop

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As mentioned, I am still trying to get the formal information invitation out but the room is booked and the invited speakers have accepted so it is a go. Here are the details so far: (the issue's in red are a few of the reasons it is being held up!)

If there are specifically others that you would like to have invited, please feel free to send them this on the understanding that this is not the official version. I just have to be careful to not to show preference to any one group but I am happy that the news is getting out.

Kevin Bundy

Radiation Biologist,

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission 613 995-1760


Workshop on the Assessment and Control of Tritium's Health Risk

As part of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) special studies on tritium (need ref for charter!!), the CNSC will be hosting a one-day workshop on the health risk posed by exposure to tritium radiation. In this regard, the CNSC has invited a number of international experts in risk assessment, radiation biology and epidemiology who together will present the evidence and their views on the risks posed by tritium radiation and the adequacy of the means to control that risk.

Invited speakers include:

Dr. John Harrison - Radiation Biologist Health Protection Branch U. K.

Dr. Richard Wakeford , Chief? (Rachel can you supply info?)U.K.

Dr. Ian Fairlie, Consultant on Radiation in the Environment U.K.

Dr. David Kocher - SENES Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, U.S.A.

Dr. Richard Richardson, AECL, Chalk River, Canada

The workshop will be held in Ottawa at Cartier Place Suites on January 8th, 2008, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. (Hotel information attached)


There is no registration fee for this workshop and a light lunch (Chris/Lynn awaiting confirmation) will be provided. However, pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 50 participants. The presentations will be primarily in English, but simultaneous French translation will be provided.

Please register before December 20, 2007 by sending an e-mail message to . Include your name, title, affiliation (if any), e-mail address, mailing address, and telephone number. Confirmation of registration will be sent by return e-mail. Note that attendance is limited, and participants will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further information, please use the above email address.

Hotel information:

Cartier Place Suites

180 Cooper Street,

Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada K2P 2L5

From Canada and U.S.: 1-800-236-8399

In Ottawa: (613) 236-5000

Fax: (613) 238-3842


Web site:

David H. Martin, Energy Co-ordinator, Greenpeace Canada

250 Dundas St. W., Suite 605

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 2Z5

TEL 416-597-8408 X 3050 CELL 416-627-5004 FAX 416-597-8422

ICQ 269129334 E-mail

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