Recapping Jay Cullen’s Nuke Industry Ties

11 11 2015

From Mining Awareness blog posts (a mash-up) –

Jay Cullen, has received $630,000 from MEOPAR to monitor the Pacific for Fukushima radiation from 2014 to 2017. MEOPAR stands for Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR).

Dr. Robert Walker, Chairman of the Board of MEOPAR, has been deeply involved in the nuclear industry. He was simultaneously President and CEO of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, until almost the exact day that Dr. Richard Wilcox called foul about the ties between Dr. Walker and the Fukushima radiation testing. You can see in the internet archive, Wayback Machine, that Walker was still listed as both MEOPAR Board Chair AND President & CEO Canadian Nuclear Laboratories on Sept. 21, 2015 According to Walker’s Linkedin page, he became CEO of Canadian Nuclear Labs starting in November of 2014. However, before that he was President and CEO of the AECL (Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd): from Oct. of 2011 to March of 2015. Before that he was Sr. VP, Nuclear Labs, AECL (11-2010 to 09-2011) and before that he was CEO of Defence Research and Development Canada (from 2005 to 2010) and was also Assistant Deputy Minister, Dept. of National Defence, in the same period. He started with Defence Research and Development Canada in 1994.


MEOPAR is funded by the Government of Canada’s Networks of pinoccio Centres of Excellence Program and was established in 2012. “Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada”, “An initiative of CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC”.

whiteRADblackRED NSERC partners with the nuclear industry ….

These are some partnerships-chairs involving NSERC and the nuclear industry – NSERC, Candu owners, AREVA, Cameco:
Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences
McMaster University
Chair Title
NSERC/Candu Owners Group/AREVA Resources Canada, Cameco Corp. Industrial Research Chair in Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Non-Human Biota

M. James Hendry
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Saskatchewan
Cameco Corporation
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Alphabetical Search by Partner Name
Cameco Corp.
Cameco Corporation

SAS partners:

Soo Hyun Byun
Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences
McMaster University
An Industrial Research Chair in effects of ionizing radiation on non-human biota has been established by NSERC, CANDU Owners Group, AREVA Resources Canada and Cameco to support the research programs in radiation biology and radiation physics at McMaster.

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