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January. 17, 2012 – Please pass this onto a friend!

 

“We suspect we’re going to see more cancers, decreased fetal viability, decreased fertility, increased metabolic defects – and we expect them to be generational” – Dr. Dale Dewar, ED of Canadian ENGO Physicians for Global Survival, speaking about the effects of radiation on sea life as a result of Fukushima

“Everybody should be concerned that human-made plutonium, a by-product of nuclear energy, is used to fuel nuclear bombs.  

We’re planting the seeds of our own destruction.” – Dr. Gordon Edwards

 

Radioactive iodine in Cdn. rainwater: Public was in the dark

Watch the live webcast of the CNSC (Canadian Nuclear Safely Commission) hearings in Port Hope, Jan. 17, 18 and 19.

14,000 U.S. Deaths Tied to Fukushima Reactor Disaster Fallout – Medical Journal article, Impact seen as eoughly comparable to radiation-related deaths after Chernobyl; Infants are hardest hit

After Fukushima, fish tales - “There has been virtually zero monitoring and research on this,” he said, calling on other governments to do more radiation tests on the ocean’s marine life. – Nicholas Fisher, a marine sciences professor

14 min. video focuses on the burgeoning anti-nuke movement in Japan, following the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

$1.28B for Port Hope radioactive cleanup - When will we finally figure out that nuclear is extremely expensive and not worth the risk? For this amount of money, Ontario could have done a lot of other things such as more conservation, CHP, built a ~ 250 MW solar plant, etc. -a

Fukushima meltdowns set nuclear energy debate on its ear - As of Dec. 25, only six of Japan’s 54 reactors were running. But even these will be halted by spring for scheduled inspections, bringing electricity supplies to dangerous lows. Even if the reactors pass their inspections, the government may have a hard time restarting them because doing so requires the consent of the municipal and regional governments hosting them.

Abolish Nuclear Plants Immediately - The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan recently published this call out

Controversial nuclear shipping plan through the Great Lakes remains on hold

Canada quietly shipping bomb-grade uranium to U.S., ‘secret’ federal memo says – Public hearings and parliamentary debate are needed on bomb-grade uranium shipments. -a

Chalk River’s toxic legacy

Doomsday Clock ticks one minute closer to midnight

The Disease of the Nuclear Age: Is Cancer Epidemic in America?

Save EcoEnergy, Canada’s residential national energy efficiency program. Send a letter here.

 

Act Now!

Event: Stop New Nuclear in Ontario - With Jack Gibbons and Angela Bischoff of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance

Mon. Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Toronto Metro Hall, Rm. #310 (intersection of John / King St.)

With the coal phase-out almost complete, the province has plans to rebuild 4 more nuclear reactors at Bruce B (Bruce A rebuild is already 2 years late and $2 billion over budget), AND rebuild 4 reactors at Darlington, AND build 2 new reactors also at Darlington. These projects would cost upwards of $80 billion dollars. OCAA is campaigning to have those dollars invested in safer, less costly, greener electricity options. Is it do-able to meet all our electricity needs without nuclear or coal? Absolutely! Find out how. And plug in!

Guess the nuclear cost! – Bruce A Nuclear rebuild is now $2 billion overbudget. We are offering a $100 cash prize to the person with the closest estimate of the final cost of the Bruce A refurbishment project.

Send an email to ON Energy Minister Bentley and ask him to finish the coal phase-out in 2012 and invest in energy conservation rather than build or rebuild new nukes.

Order FREE copies of Don’t Let Nuclear Projects Blow Our Electricity Bills through the Roof!  They contain postcards to Energy Minister Bentley. Distribute to your friends and neighbours.

                

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
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