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The Nuclear Model

Expensive to maintain
Ontario’s nuclear plants are lemons  — and they are aging badly.  In 2006, Ontario’s nuclear fleet operated at only 69% of its capacity.  Unplanned shutdowns are routine and units are essentially falling apart long before their planned lifetimes.  Ontario ratepayers and taxpayers have been hit with tens of billions of dollars in repair costs and the bills are not going to stop coming anytime soon – refurbishment of the Bruce A Units 1 and 2  is already anywhere more than $2 billion over budget and far from complete.

Every month, you pay a surcharge on your power bill to help cover the $20 billion nuclear debt that the old Ontario Hydro racked up.  Keep your wallet handy.

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Unplanned shutdowns are routine and units are essentially falling apart long before their planned lifetimes. 

Ontario's Green Future

Ontario Clean Air AllianceThe Ontario Clean Air Alliance is a coalition of health and environmental organizations, faith communities, municipalities, utilities, unions, corporations and individuals working for cleaner air through a coal phase-out and a shift to a renewable electricity future.

www.cleanairalliance.org
416-260-2080
contact@cleanairalliance.org