No Nukes News

August 24, 2012 – Please pass this onto a friend!

 

By-Election News

We’re asking all the candidates in the K-W by-election to sign a pledge to work for an end to nuclear cost overruns. Only Green Party candidate Stacey Danckert signed. Please send an email to NDP’s candidate Catherine Fife asking her to sign. Check out our new by-election commercial. And have you signed our petition yet asking for an end to nuclear cost overruns? (anyone in Canada can sign) And if you can help us distribute our by-election leaflet in K-W, please let me know. Thanks… -a

Radium Rain by Bruce Cockburn. Turn your speakers up for this classic tune.

Everyday in the paper you can watch the numbers rise
No such event can overtake us here, we're much too wise
In the meantime don't eat anything that grows and don't breathe when the cars go by
Ain't it a shame
Ain't it a shame
About the radium rain

 

The World

Radiation 258 times legal limit found in fish off Fukushima

Japan Weighs End to Nuclear Power

Ukrainian Anti-nuclear Activist Brutally Beaten to Death

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission may study power plant health risks The US is considering a large scale study on the health risks of nuclear power plants. "Recent epidemiological studies in Germany and France found that children living near certain nuclear reactors were twice as likely to develop leukemia." Meanwhile, the Cdn. gov't is doing a study on the health risks of wind turbines.

Opposition to Uranium Mining in Nunavut Here and Here

Belgium mulls closing two nuclear reactors on safety fears

Nuclear chief says Belgium reactor could have 'thousands of cracks' The cracks, which possibly date back to the reactor's construction some 40 years ago, were discovered using ultra-sound during inspections in June and July. The Dutch company which built the reactor vessel is no longer in business. (How convenient! -a)

Principles for Safeguarding Nuclear Waste at Reactors More than 200 organizations signed on this set of principles to deal with nuclear waste

Helen Caldicott - Fukushima & Nuclear Energy An extensive audio interview about nuclear power, waste, depleted uranium, weapons, health and more.

 

Ontario

Federal government grants licence for new nuclear reactors for first time in 30 years

Best way to prevent a nuclear accident: Stop Darlington by Greenpeace Canada

Bill C-38 inflicts first significant blow to environmental justice in Canada Bill C-38 repealed the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act in its entirety and replaced it with new, far narrower environmental assessment legislation (now in force) which does not require a federal environmental assessment to allow 1600 tonnes of nuclear waste from Bruce Power to be shipped through the Great Lakes and on to Sweden. Click here to send a letter to the CNSC asking for an EA.

First Nations, organizations renew opposition to Bruce Power nuke shipment

Dr. Gordon Edwards speaking at Saugeen Shores about proposed burial of nuclear waste

Burying Nuclear Waste at the Bruce: OPG's Proposed Deep Geological Repository This new web site has been created by a network of citizens groups who are concerned about nuclear waste. Ontario Power Generation is proposing to bury 200,000 cubic metres of low and intermediate level radioactive wastes deep underground in caverns carved out of limestone on the shore of Lake Huron. A public review is underway, and hearings are expected to begin in 2013.

 

Renewables and Conservation

World’s First Wind-Powered Car Filling Station

China to Spend $372 Billion on Cutting Energy Use

 

Act Now!

Release the true, complete, unsubsidized costs of Nuclear Power Generation Sign the petition.

Stop Making Nuclear Waste Sign the petition.

Please send a message to Energy Minister Chris Bentley (and cc me) asking him to protect taxpayers and electricity consumers by flipping the switch off superfluous coal-fired electric generation and mothballing Pickering.  It’s time for the province to finally end its expensive and dangerous coal and nuclear bear hugs and embrace safer and cheaper alternatives instead. For more info.

Order our new leaflet calling on the ON gov’t to halt their massive nuclear expansion plans – they’re free and contain postcards to Energy Minister Bentley asking him to favour lower-cost, safer and greener options. Distribute them to your friends and neighbours.

 

Events

Regular by-election leaflet blitzes are happening in K-W – join us!

Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety Book Launch, Thur. Sept. 6, 7 p.m. Edward Day Gallery, 952 Queen West, #200, Toronto. Once known for peacekeeping, Canada is becoming a militarized nation

Photovoltaic Generation Sep 8, Kortright Centre. This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of photovoltaics (PV), and will provide you with the basic theory of photovoltaics including practical applications and installation.

Animal Support for Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Sun. Sept. 9, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m, 6 Garamond Court Don Mills (Don Mills and Eglinton), Toronto. Photo exhibit, info booths, flea market and more.

Energy Futures and Health Conference Wed. Sept. 12, Kitchener-Waterloo

Rally for a Nuclear-Free Future! Thousands of anti-nuclear activists from across the U.S. will converge on Washington, D.C. this September 20- 22, 2012 for a three-day event

 

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