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January 23, 2013 – Please pass this onto a friend!


"It is not right to say that a catastrophic accident is impossible. The worst possible accident could involve the spread of radioactive poisons over large areas, killing thousands immediately, killing others through increased susceptibility to cancer, risking genetic defects that could affect future generations, and possibly contaminating large land areas for future habitation or cultivation". - Dr. Rosalie Burtell

 

Nuclear Power No Thanks Flags available at cost. They’re great for rallies. Send a cheque for $30, payable to Angela Bischoff, and send to: 160 John St., #300, Toronto, ON  M5V 2E5. Be sure to include your mailing address and I’ll mail it off to you. Happy protesting! - angela (p.s. I have one french flag for sale, the rest are english.)



The World

Fukushima: Fallout of fear Uncertainty, isolation and fears about radioactivity’s invisible threat are jeopardizing the mental health of the 210,000 residents who fled from the nuclear disaster.

Quebec should support Cree moratorium on uranium mining By Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come

Threat of Nuclear Weapons and the Risks of Nuclear Power with Dr. Gordon Edwards. 1 hour video presentation

Even very low level “background” radiation is harmful

It’s the uranium, stupid! France’s war in Mali

World Nuclear Electricit​y Generation Down 5 Percent Since 2006 and Canada issues 

Historic Move: IAEA Shifts 47 Japanese Reactors Into “Long-Term Shutdown” Category

Swiss to vote on new proposal for nuclear phase out by 2029

 

Ontario

Government moves up coal phase out deadline – we’re almost there!  We at OCAA would like to thank all of you for making this enormous victory possible.  It was your letters, emails, phone calls and doorstep chats with election candidates that convinced every major political party in Ontario to endorse phasing out coal.  Without such a strong public outcry to address the province’s No. 1 industrial source of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, we would not be where we are today.  You did it and you should be proud of what you have accomplished – the No. 1 greenhouse gas reduction action in North America.

From the horse’s mouth: the Ontario PC plan to abandon green and go nuclear McNaughton spews mistruths about the high cost of wind and fails to mention the much higher cost of going nuclear.

Opposition grows to burying radioactive waste Opposition is growing as five communities in Bruce County have moved one step closer to having highly radioactive waste buried along the shores of Lake Huron.

How prepared is Ontario for a nuclear accident? Answer: It’s not. By Greenpeace.

 

Renewables and Conservation


Ontario electricity: Wind out-produces coal The rise in wind power is set to continue, with more turbines due to come on stream, and Ontario’s last coal-fired plants set to shut down at the end of this year.
 
100% Renewable Energy - The Only Way Forward Powering a region with 100% renewable energy has been technically and economically feasible for a long time and is becoming reality all across Europe today.
 
Japan to build world's largest offshore wind farm The project is part of Fukushima's plan to become completely energy self-sufficient by 2040, using renewable sources alone. The prefecture is also set to build the country's biggest solar park.

 

Take Action!

Good money after bad It’s bad enough that the Liberal Government is determined to spend billions of dollars rebuilding a nuclear plant we don’t really need, but now it is layering on expensive consultants as a “cost control” measure. We need Opposition Leader Tim Hudak and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath to demand that the government come to its senses, drop the consultants and proceed with a no loopholes, fixed price contract. Please send a letter to the opposition leaders now!

What Toronto Really Needs Click here to send a quick email to the City of Toronto Councillors on the Toronto Hydro board: we need a modern, efficient electricity system for a modern city, not a plan from the 1950s! Thank you!

Send a letter to NDP Leader Andrea Horwath asking her to oppose the Darlington rebuild. We need her to take leadership on this!
 
Sign the Petition asking the CNSC to review GE-Hitachi’s operating license at the uranium processing facility in Toronto. Please print it out (landscape) and get your friends/neighbours to sign on.  
 
Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Ontario Power Generation is planning to bury radioactive nuclear waste beside Lake Huron. Learn why this is a bad idea and sign the petition 

 

Events

CREW Green Movie Night in Waterloo – SWITCH to a smarter energy future Wed. Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m.

Reconstruction, Resilience, and Redesign Challenges of post-tsunami rebuilding of Northeastern Japan. Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Toronto

Financing for Everyone! How Municipalities Can Help Locals Save and Make Money Through Local Improvement Charges Webinar: Thursday, January 31, 10 a.m. EST

Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident March 11-12, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York City


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.cleanairalliance.org
www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca
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