No Nukes News

Dec. 21, 2015

 

The World

Nuclear Power Is on the Wane, Despite Efforts of High-Profile Boosters Nuclear energy did not win center stage at the climate conference in Paris, despite the efforts of its high-profile boosters.

Over 9 million bags of nuclear cleanup waste piled up across Fukushima Pref.

'Fukushima Fingerprint': Highest-Yet Radiation Levels Found Off US Coast Tests of hundreds of samples of Pacific Ocean water reveal that the Fukushima Daiichi plant has continued to leak radioactive isotopes more than four years after the meltdown—and must not be dismissed, according to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Reactor – Lessons from Fukushima Beautiful 35 min. video with Michael Stone, Buddhist teacher and activist visiting Japan to learn how locals are managing post-Fukushima.

Irradiated: The hidden legacy of 70 years of atomic weaponry: At least 33,480 Americans dead The uranium for the Manhatten Project was supplied by Canada. 

Fire shuts down Belgium's Tihange nuclear reactor
Belgium is committed to phase out nuclear power entirely by 2025. Germany is also phasing out its nuclear plants, with the remaining slated to close by 2022.

There is a New Form of Climate Denialism to Look Out For – So Don't Celebrate Yet At the exact moment in which we need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel, we’re being told that renewable sources can’t meet our energy needs, and that we need nuclear. Don't believe them.

Nuclear lobbyists' epic COP21 fail. Our next job? Keep their hands off climate funds Lobbyists were at COP21 en masse desperately trying to get pro-nuclear wording into the Paris Agreement, and they failed. We must prepare for the next battle: keeping nuclear power out of the $100 billion a year Green Climate Fund.

 

Ontario

Why Ontario shouldn’t go nuclear The world is looking to build a low-carbon economy and needs to facilitate the growth of renewable energy and increase energy efficiency. Ontario doesn’t need new reactors to power its economy, but it will need more green energy to remain globally competitive.

Ontario’s surging electricity prices endanger domestic manufacturing The province’s long-term energy plan calls for massive investment to prolong the lives of the Bruce and Darlington nuclear stations, starting in 2016. The cost, in the tens of billions, will be borne by Ontario electricity customers.

Jack Gibbons on why rebuilding Darlington makes no sense 6 min. video

Emergency Planning for a large-scale nuclear accident in the Greater Toronto Area

Studies in Pembroke, ON yield worrisome new findings about Tritium
In allowing large tritium releases in an uncontrolled setting very close to homes, businesses, gardens, etc., the CNSC has made Pembroke into a prime destination for researchers studying the environmental fate of tritium.

 

Renewables and Conservation

We Are Entering The Sustainable Energy Age The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern renewable energy for all. It’s happening.

The Main Reasons Behind Protests Against Wind Energy ProjectsSocial aspects and ownership rather than noise and visual impact may be the main reasons why protests against new wind energy projects emerge at the local level.

 

Take Action!

Download your anti-thyroid cancer posters here to post in your office, school, or local cafe Or order them from angela@cleanairalliance.org

Don't flush away billions on high-cost nuclear power! Vote now on our online poll. Nuclear or water power? You can win an energy kit.

Tell Premier Wynne here that the Bruce rebuild deal needs a full public review to determine if we should remain dependent on high-cost nuclear power for another generation.

Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump
Please sign the petition to oppose OPG’s plans to bury their nuclear waste on the shore of Lake Huron. And urge your elected officials to pass a resolution to oppose the nuclear dump on the Great Lake Huron. There are already 182 jurisdictions representing over 21 million people that have done so. Find out more here

 

Events

Ontario Geothermal Association 2016 Conference February 4 – 5, Kitchener, Ontario



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