No Nukes News

February 22, 2016


No Social License 2 minute video about OPG’s proposal to dump ON’s nuclear waste on the shore of Lake Huron. Great Lakes communities, First Nations and many others overwhelmingly say no to the DUD (deep underground dump). And just this week, the feds delayed the project requesting more study. Find out more here



The World

Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees establish liaison group for 10,000 lawsuit plaintiffs

How is Fukushima’s cleanup going five years after its meltdown? Not so well.

Indian Point plant leak sparks concern over ‘Chernobyl on the Hudson’ The tritium leak is the ninth in a series of technical troubles at the facility in just the past year, four of which were serious enough to shut down the reactors. And here are some news vids.

Inside America's atomic state Residents of New Mexico reflect on the toxic legacy of life at the centre of the US nuclear complex.

Radioactive waste dogs Germany despite abandoning nuclear power Major problems at a salt mine where 126,000 drums of radioactive debris are stored are fuelling public distrust of long-term waste disposal plans

UN Readies Nuclear Solution to Destroy the Zika Virus The nuclear industry hopes to save its bottom line by nuking male mosquitoes.

 

Ontario

Federal support can help Ontario and Quebec build more powerful ties The Ontario Clean Air Alliance has teamed up with the David Suzuki Foundation and Equiterre to call on the Government of Canada to invest in electricity transmission system upgrades that will allow increased water powered-electricity trade between Quebec and Ontario. ON could forgo rebuilding our nuclear stations if we instead purchased QC's excess water power. And QC would benefit from our market.

Federal Environment minister delays decision on Lake Huron nuclear waste burial site Good news - McKenna asked OPG for more studies. Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump group said the government should have simply killed the proposal rather than delay a decision. “No matter what process is followed, burying and abandoning radioactive nuclear waste in the Great Lakes Basin will always be a bad idea.”

Premier Kathleen Wynne says better to be safe than sorry on proposed Southwestern Ontario nuclear waste dump

Group opposing plan for nuclear waste vault hope to sway PM with his own words
“Social licence is more important than ever. Governments may be able to issue permits but only communities can grant permission” PM Justin Trudeau

World awaiting Canada decision on nuclear waste
Burial plan near Lake Huron has implications for industry

 

Renewables and Conservation

OPG redevelops old water generating stations north of Kapuskasing in partnership with Moose Cree First Nation

Drake Landing: A ray of sunshine for solar thermal energy 2 or 3 sunny summer days enough to heat homes throughout cold seasons in Alberta town's solar community

Earlier this month CoPower launched its public platform and and first Green Bond. CoPower is Canada’s first online investment platform dedicated to helping ordinary Canadians invest in the clean energy economy. The CoPower Green Bond offers a 5% annual return over 5 years, with a minimum investment of $5,000.

Green Steam’ Cuts Cities’ Energy Demand By 30-50% Widely used but rarely mentioned in conversations about how cities can slash climate-warming greenhouse gases while sustaining growth, district energy is attracting new interest.

Renewables get energy-storage boost by David Suzuki

An east-west power grid, Canada's elusive national dream Inter-provincial strategy would help environment, lower GHG emissions, and lower electricity rates.

 

Take Action!

Let's build stronger ties between Ontario and Quebec Send your letter here asking Federal Ministers Morneau and Sohi to support electricity transmission system upgrades that will permit increased electricity trade between Ontario and Quebec.

No nuclear waste near the Great Lakes' shores Send your letter now to Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change. Or send personal emails to Justin.Trudeau@parl.gc.ca & Catherine.McKenna@parl.gc.ca

Stop the Next Chernobyl – in Belgium Sign the petition to shut down 2 ancient nuclear plants.

Please send the Premier a message telling her that Pickering must be shut down by 2018 (when its current licence expires) at the latest.
 
Tell Premier Wynne to protect all Ontarians The Ontario government is giving iodine pills to anyone living within 10km of a nuclear power plant -- but studies show that anyone living within 50km is at risk in a nuclear emergency.
 
Download your anti-thyroid cancer posters here to post in your office, school, or local cafe

Vote in our online poll
10 nuclear rebuilds for Ontario, or water power from Quebec? Don’t let the nuclear elephant crush renewable power in Ontario! You can win an energy kit. Vote now.

Please “Like” my new facebook “page” We’ll be shutting down OCAA’s (Ontario Clean Air Alliance’s) facebook group, in favour of this new page. Join us!
 

Events

Lessons from Fukushima for Ontario - 5 years after the worst nuclear disaster. Film Screenings + Panel Discussions
  - Thur. March 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Pickering Main Library, One the Esplanade
  - Fri. March 11, 7 – 9 p.m. Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham, Toronto (Bathurst subway station)
  - Sun. March 13, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.

Loss of Innocence? Physicists and the Atom Bomb Wed. Feb. 24, 7 - 9 p.m., 15 Kings College Circle Rm UC 144, U of T

Emergency Planning in the Nuclear Age : Taking it on the Road Fri. Feb. 26, noon – 1 p.m. EST. Webinar. Presenter Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director and Senior Counsel with the Canadian Environmental Law Association, will discuss emergency planning, preparedness and response in the context of nuclear waste transportation, and update on Ontario current review of their emergency planning system



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