Who to trust?
Minister Lunn to the Parliamentary Committee: January 17th, 2008
“The extended shutdown of the reactor threatened a national and international health crisis,” Mr. Lunn told the Commons Natural Resources committee. “If we had not acted, people would invariably have died.”
International Herald Tribune: January 16, 2008
“While the shortage of isotopes was unquestionably disruptive for the medical community and patients, the extent of the danger it posed to health was never entirely clear as there are alternatives to many of the procedures that require them. More expensive and limited supplies of isotopes also remained available from reactors in Belgium and South Africa for urgent treatments.”
ETA2: Correct source quote. And you just hafta love that Radio-Active Minister poster, don’t you?
ETA3: The CBC’s As It Happens is on the case, circling round and round, ever so carefully…