No Nukes News

April 20, 2011

 


Nuclear leak may exceed Chernobyl, Japan admits

http://www.globalnews.ca/world/Nuclear+leak+exceed+Chernobyl+Japan+admits/4592399/story.html 

 

Japan Consumers May Bail Out Nuke Plant Owner

Japanese consumers would be on the hook for nuclear damage payments and earthquake reconstruction costs under two tax plans the government is considering, officials said Tuesday.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/04/19-7


Italy shelves nuclear plans after Japan quake

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iAaFEUJidJe4-BY4CxcUXl7V5N5A?docId=e0e35e304db14971b47ab0385c9f8608

 

Project for 2 Reactors in Texas Abandoned

The company planning the largest nuclear project in the United States, two giant reactors in South Texas, announced on Tuesday that it was giving up and writing off its investment of $331 million after uncertainties created by the accident in Japan.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/20/business/energy-environment/20nuke.html?_r=1&src=busln


Greenpeace occupies Energy Minister’s office to demand safe green energy as nuclear crisis continues

http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/recent/Greenpeace-occupies-Energy-Ministers-office-to-demand-safe-green-energy-as-nuclear-crisis-continues/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nuclear%20ontario%20%281%29&utm_content=

 

http://www.rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/krystalline-kraus/2011/04/activist-communiqu%C3%A9-greenpeace-activists-occupied-energy-mi

Are the Yes Men writing the Ontario Ministry of Energy's rationale for new nukes?

http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/Blog/are-the-yes-men-writing-the-ontario-ministry-/blog/34313


Canada eyes nuke waste dump near Lake Huron, U.S.

http://detnews.com/article/20110419/METRO/104190314


"New" Nuclear Reactors, Same Old Story

Amory Lovins on small reactors - Thorium and IFRs

http://old.rmi.org/sitepages/pid601.php


Radioactive spills and breakdown revealed at British nuclear plants

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/apr/20/radioactive-spills-breakdown-british-nuclear-plants


Nuclear Fission: the most wasteful, stupid, and costly system for boiling water

By Hazel Henderson

Most importantly, there are now many well-researched studies (see www.EthicalMarkets.com and www.greentransitionscoreboard.com) that show that nuclear plants are not needed. The Scoreboard, which totals all private investments since 2007 in growing green, cleaner energy worldwide and indicates that this investment reached over $2 trillion in February, 2011, shows that a combination of ramping up investments in energy-efficiency, solar thermal, central plants (power towers) and photovoltaics (rooftop panels, new roof tiles), wind turbines, and water and geothermal energy, makes these technologies cost-competitive even given the massive subsidies to nuclear and fossil energy. Not only are wind and solar far more cost effective, they can be built and brought online in a matter of months, much faster than the ten years it takes on the average to build a nuclear plant. In addition there is the availability of geothermal power, especially in Japan and Iceland, countries that sit on the confluence of tectonic plates.

http://burningissuesforum.com/2011/03/29/nuclear-fission-is-the-most-wasteful-stupid-and-costly-way-to-boil-water/


Waste: the Nuclear Nightmare

Looking at the cases of France, Germany, the United States and Russia, this scientific and political report explores the taboo subject of nuclear power, particularly the darkest aspects of the latter.

Watch the first 18 min. of this feature-length documentary film here:

http://sales.arte.tv/detailFiche.action?programId=1405


300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds

Excellent 5 minute video by the Post Carbon Institute

http://www.ecoliteracy.org/blog/300-years-fossil-fuels-300-seconds


UK campaigners issue joint statement on use of depleted uranium in Libya

International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons

The UK Uranium Weapons Network and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament today issued a joint statement of concern over the possible use of depleted uranium in Libya.

http://www.uruknet.de/?s1=1&p=76478&s2=03


Wind power could provide one-fifth of world’s electricity by 2030

http://www.countyweeklynews.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3074954


Chernobyl: Remember and Rethink

A photo exhibit by Robert Knoth

April 14-28, Tues. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Hotshot Art Gallery, 181 Augusta Ave. (in Kensington Market), Toronto

Hosted by Greenpeace.ca  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=202705929769334


MINT Film Festival Screening Of Earth Keepers and Discussion on Nuclear Power

Thur. April 21

5:30 p.m. Marc Sepic, musical performance

7 p.m. Screenings

at Rainbow Cinemas, 80 Front St. East (at Jarvis)

The April 21st MINT Film Festival Screening is co-hosted by The Toronto Dollar, The International Institute of Concern for Public Health (IICPH), Greenpeace and The Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA). IICPH Guest speaker Anna Tillman, OCAA's Angela Bischoff and a representative from Greenpeace will be in attendance for a post screening Q&A on Nuclear Power.

Advance MINT Film Festival tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students and seniors and can be purchased in person at the Rainbow Cinemas Market Square box office prior to the screening or reserved through email (info@mintff.org). For more info please visit www.mintff.org


Anti-Nuclear Reaction, Pro-Democracy FLASH MOB

Friday, April 22 · 12:00pm - 12:30pm – Earth Day

Queens Park, Toronto

Frustrated by the election's campaign lack of debate on our energy's future? Puzzled that Ontario has a moratorium on wind power but not nuclear reactors? Dismayed at the absence of political fallout from the Fukushima disaster? We urge you to demonstrate on Earth Day April 22 for a nuclear moratorium and a citizens' assembly to democratically decide our energy future.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=216042271744196


People's Assembly on Climate Justice III

Saturday, April 23 · 10:00am - 5:00pm

Ryerson University Student Campus Centre, 556 Gould St., Toronto

Create an inclusive, united, and empowered Climate Justice movement in Toronto. Take part in the workshop entitled: “Rethinking Energy Systems: Nuclear vs Sustainable Solutions

http://torontopeoplesassembly.wordpress.com/
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=205542076140602


25 Years after Chernobyl – Imagine a World without Nuclear Disasters - Vigil

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Chernobyl, please join us to imagine a world without nuclear disasters. 

Tuesday, April 26 – 8 pm (Dusk)

Ministry of Energy, 900 Bay Street (at Wellesley), Toronto

April 26th marks the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident.  Twenty-five years later the world is unfortunately watching another nuclear disaster unfold at the Fukushima nuclear station in Japan. Remember Chernobyl, the nuclear disaster we were told would never happen. Rethink the energy choices we make today that may lead more nuclear disasters.

http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/Blog/invitation-a-vigil-for-the-victims-of-chernob/blog/34225

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=165004076889993

For more information: natalie.caine@greenpeace.org

Endorsed by:  Greenpeace, Greenspiration


Sign the Petition Calling for a Moratorium on New Nuclear Projects in ON

http://www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca/petition2.php

 

And order FREE anti-nuclear and anti-coal leaflets here:

They contain postcards to politicians.

Courtesy of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance.

http://www.cleanairalliance.org/get_involved_order_pamphlets

Thanks…


Angela Bischoff
Outreach Director
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
160 John Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ont. M5V 2E5
Phone 416-260-2080 ext. 1
angela@cleanairalliance.org
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