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Feb. 17, 2014 –  Please pass this onto a friend!


 
I foolishly once believed the myth that nuclear energy is clean and safe. That myth has completely broken down. Restarting nuclear reactors while we still have no place to dispose nuclear waste is a criminal act toward future generations." Morihiro Hosokawa, 79th Prime Minister of Japan



The World

Tepco hid record-level radiation data last July Tepco, operator of Fukushima nuclear stations, released the data on Feb. 6 showing that the groundwater last July contained a record 5 million becquerels per liter of radioactive strontium-90, revealing that TEPCO  has been withholding information about radiation levels. It is possible that this deception was intended to make it easier for Tokyo to win the 2020 Olympic bid. More here.

Eight more Fukushima kids found with thyroid cancer; disaster link denied

U.S. Sailors Sick From Fukushima Radiation File New Suit Against Tokyo Electric Power

Call for endorsement to and participation in March 11, 2014, Anti-NPP Fukushima Action

What the Media & Governments are not telling you about Fukushima - by Anonymous
7 min. video

UK nuclear sites at risk of flooding Rising sea levels because of climate change put 12 of 19 sites at risk, unpublished government analysis shows

First Nations call for radiation tests
B.C.’s grand chief and First Nation leaders on the Sunshine Coast are supporting a call for Ottawa to “systematically and properly” study the full impact of Fukushima radiation on the West Coast fishery.

Our radioactive reality Four decades of highly toxic waste produced by Canada’s nuclear industry will remain for a long, long time. So what are we doing about that?

 

Ontario

Cost of power from Darlington will jump after overhaul Overhauling the Darlington nuclear plant will cost $12.9 billion, and double the cost of the plant's output, says OPG. “OPG wants a blank cheque to spend billions unaccountably.To prevent another nuclear boondoggle, Minister Chiarelli should say no to OPG and put the Darlington refurbishment to a public review” says Shawn-Patrick Stensil of Greenpeace

Ontario Approves Importing U.S. Fracked Gas The ruling gives Ontario the green light to import controversial shale gas from the U.S.  Ontario Clean Air Alliance estimates Ontario could save $1.4 billion over 10 years if spending on energy conservation is increased.

 

Renewables and Conservation

IRENA Maps Out Path to Double the Global Share of Renewable Energy The global renewable energy share can reach and exceed 30% by 2030 at no extra cost, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says in a new report     

Goldman Sachs Enthusiastically Decides To Invest $40 Billion In Renewables

Ontario Wind Farm Does Not Hurt Property Values An analysis of home transactions and farm sales around Melancthon Township, Ontario, concluded that a nearby 200 megawatt wind farm has not significantly impacted property values.

Smart Meters Doing the Trick
Ontario’s smart meters may not yet be spurring conservation, but—combined with time-of-use pricing—they are shifting consumption into off-peak hours, which will reduce the province’s electricity costs.

Let’s Celebrate, Not Lament, Renewables’ Disruption of Electric Utilities Renewables are making headway in Europe and bringing a low-carbon electricity system to the forefront. Not surprisingly, this threatens utilities unwilling to let go of outmoded business models and fossil-fuel generation.

Wind of change sweeps through energy policy in the Caribbean
Aruba is committed to 100% renewable grid by 202

 

Take Action!

Stop OPG's 30% price increase With a few clicks you can let all the ON Party Leaders know that you oppose OPG’s 30% nuclear price increase and that you favour lower-cost and greener options to meeting our electricity needs. Please sign now.
 
Quebec imports can save us $1 billion per year As our new pamphlet explains, importing clean hydro power from Quebec is a much cheaper way to meet our electricity needs than re-building the Darlington Nuclear Plant. Order free copies today to distribute to your neighbours, family and friends.

Premier Kathleen Wynne : Close the Pickering Nuclear Station Please sign the petition.

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

 

Events

The Nuclear 3'R's - Reprocessing, Recycling and the Nuclear Renaissance Webinar. Wed. February 19, noon. (EST) Why "reprocessing" nuclear wastes increases hazards and creates problems rather than solving them.  Presentation by Dr. Gordon Edwards, President, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, with discussion to follow. 

Getting the Shaft: Nuclear Waste Repository Design
Webinar. Mon. Feb. 23, noon (EST)

Keep it up! Alternatives to Deep Burial of Nuclear Waste Webinar. Fri. Feb. 28, noon (EST)

Divestment or What? Economic Tools for Creation Advocacy in a Time of Crisis Sat. March 1, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave, Toronto


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