The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers has issued a statement in support of the nuclear energy industry. The statement issued February 5, says nuclear power is a "clean energy source" that "provides low cost and dependable power." The society says that nuclear is the best power source in the province to supplement the growing renewable power industry since nuclear provides a counterbalance to the intermittent generation of solar and wind power.

The nuclear industry has employed thousands of engineers in Ontario since it began in 1968. Currently over half the province's power comes from 16 operating CANDU reactors, and Atomic Energy...

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