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Re: AECL Whiteshell

At 02:47 PM 4/1/98 -0600, you wrote:
>I do not know if this is an April Fools joke or not, and I hope it is one.
>I just received information that AECL Whiteshell laid off about 250 people
>out of about 580 yesterday.
>What was reported to me was, "This is in at least partial response to the
>Canadian review panel's report released a few weeks ago.  The report says,
>in essence, although the current AECL disposal concept is fine technically,
>it lacks adequate social acceptance to proceed into the site selection
>Does anyone else have confirmatory information on this layoff ?
It is not a joke.  The layoff notices were issued last week.  The site has
also been attempting for some time to privatize much of its operation.


Eric Cowdrey
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Department of Medical Physics
Manitoba Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation
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