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Aug. 26, 2011

 

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. - Jack Layton, Aug. 20, 2011

 

Will Hudak leave taxpayers on the hook for nuclear project bailouts?

Order free leaflets to distribute across the province leading up to the election

Send an email to Tim Hudak about nuclear bailouts

Remember nuclear cost overruns – Angela’s letter to the editor

Find out more on Thur. Sept. 8, 7 p.m. at Metro Hall, Toronto (King and John St.), with speakers Angela Bischoff and Jack Gibbons of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance.

 

Darlington New Build Approved

Well, sort of…  "The Panel concludes that the Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects, provided the mitigation measures proposed and commitments made by OPG during the review, and the Panel’s recommendations are implemented."  It appears that the rubber stamp has struck again! But the federal review panel included sixty-seven recommendations that they say must be met, and meeting those conditions could be a hurdle that Ontario Power Generation won't make it over.

 

East Coast Earthquake Reveals Major Flaws in Planning for Nuclear Disaster 

In Virginia, the quake shut down the North Anna reactor – a warning that our 'worst-case scenario' may not be bad enough.

 

Japan nuke plant radiation leak exceeds Hiroshima  

The amount of radioactive cesium that has leaked from a tsunami-hit nuclear plant is about equal to 168 of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II, Japan's nuclear agency said Friday.

 

Sunflowers melt Fukushima's nuclear "snow"  

"We plant sunflowers, field mustard, amaranthus and cockscomb, which are all believed to absorb radiation," said the monk. "So far we have grown at least 200,000 flowers (at this temple) and distributed many more seeds. At least 8 million sunflowers blooming in Fukushima originated from here."

 

Top 10 Great Works of Nuclear Cinema 

10 destabilizing cinema and documentary meltdowns about nuclear power and weapons

 

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper’s comments on Darlington nuclear station refurbishment 

The Darlington plant currently has a significant impact on the ecology of Lake Ontario through fish impingement and entrainment, thermal pollution, and the emission of a variety of contaminants (both radioactive and non-radioactive) to the lake. The proposal should be denied outright because it will cause significant adverse environmental effects that will not be mitigated and cannot be justified.

Why we don’t want or need refurbishment or new builds of nuclear reactors in Ontario  

by Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg for Prevent Cancer Now

 

Nuclear abolition: Hiroshima Day address looks at inextricable links between peaceful and military atom  

Read Angela’s transcript and watch the 12 min. video of her presentation

 

CNSC 1-1: An Info Session for Stakeholders  

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold a one-day information session in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), on September 23, 2011. CNSC 101 provides an overview of the CNSC’s history, structure, mandate, and three core processes: management of the regulatory framework, licensing and certification, and compliance. To register, please send us your name, address, phone number and, if applicable, organization, to: cnsc101-ccsn101@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca

 

Friends of Wind 

Join the conversation. Spread the word about wind energy!

 

How bad science stifles rational debate about wind power

 

Mitsui, Toshiba Plan Japan's Largest Solar Plant: Nikkei 50,000 KW!

 

Door to Door Canvassers Wanted to promote Renewable Energy across Ontario

 

Tar Sands and the Carbon Numbers

New York Times Editorial against the Keystone XL pipeline to transport Alberta tarsands to the US

 

Tar Sands Civil Disobedience Action in Washington DC  

322 arrests to date and counting. The largest act of civil disobedience in the history of the U.S. environmental movement is unfolding in Washington, D.C., and Canadian tar sands is the focus. For the next 2 weeks, citizens will be arrested for standing up to Obama, asking him to say no to the Keystone XL Pipeline. Watch the 3 min. video.

 

Ottawa Action in September 

Say No to the Tar sands!

 

Events:

Toronto People’s Assembly Fair

Saturday August 27th, noon – 5 p.m., Dufferin Grove Park (Dufferin, South of Bloor), Toronto

This fun and family-friendly event aims to engage the public with interactive and creative activities on the theme of climate justice.  

 

Urgency of Countering Global Warming: A Scientific View


Sunday August 28, 2 p.m., OISE, 252 Bloor Street West (at St. George Subway), Toronto
This study session on Climate Change will present the key scientific facts in non-technical terms, using the work of leading climatologist Dr. James Hansen.

 

Friends of Wind Ontario

Documentaries and Info night at the Kincardine Library, Sat. Sept. 3, 7 p.m.


Thank you for helping get the word out!

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
www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca
www.cleanairalliance.org
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