July 27, 2011
“Powerlessness and silence go together. We in this country should use our privileged positions not as a shelter from the world’s reality but as a platform from which to speak. A voice is a gift. It should be cherished and used.” - Margaret Atwood, Canadian author and poet
“These pipes have more leaks than the Vancouver Canucks goaltending.” – U.S. Congressmen Edward J. Markey, referring to a report that 75% of nuclear reactor sites have leaky pipes
4 min. news video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZIvPRMCLr0
Nuclear Delusions - Why nuclear power is not a solution to our energy challenge
What are all the subsidies the nuclear industry receives, what are the ON gov’t plans for new nuclear, and what are the cost effective alternatives?
47 min. audio interview with Jack Gibbons, Chair of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance: http://webtalkradio.net/2011/07/18/earth-guardian-%E2%80%93-bloated-nuclear-projects-mean-you-pay-more-for-electricity-what-is-the-true-cost-of-nuclear-generated-electricity/
Past and present experience shows that if Hudak's nuclear plans are implemented there will be billions in cost over-runs. So Hudak should fess up: will he allow future nuclear cost overruns to be passedonto electricity consumers? Yes or no.
IARC lists a number of radionuclides as proven causes of cancer including those produced from the mining, milling, manufacturing and use of uranium fission in nuclear power plants. It is now known that there is no safe dose of radiation and even the smallest dose can cause cancer and other health effects
The new delays and bumper cost overruns of EDF's new reactor in France make it very hard to believe that nuclear power can fulfill the promises its supporters make
Lawmakers release nuclear safety investigation in wake of media report that 75% of nuclear reactor sites have leaky pipes
A story published today by the Associated Press found that tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, has leaked from at least 48 of 65 nuclear sites
We have a winner: British Columbia’s carbon tax woos sceptics
British Columbia has shown the rest of Canada, a country with high carbon emissions per head, that a carbon tax can achieve multiple benefits at minimal cost. The carbon tax has been good for the environment, good for taxpayers and it hasn’t hurt the economy.
Quebec drives a wedge into national energy plan
Quebec is pledging its opposition to a national plan, while Ontario and Alberta openly bicker about endorsing the oil sands as a sustainable supplier of energy.
The operation would see the manure produced from the approximately 175-head dairy herd put into a large above-ground called a digester. The manure will be mixed with other unwanted waste material like grease from restaurants. Bacteria in the mixture works to break down organic matter, and by doing so, produce methane gas. The methane is then used to run an engine and generator to produce electricity. At peak times, the operation will produce 250 killowatts per hour of electricity.
OSEA FIT Webinar Series: Discussing the Future of the Feed-in Tariff program and solar power development in Ontario (Aug 5)
Special OSEA Interview Series: A political outlook on the future of renewable energy and conservation in Ontario
(Aug 2, Brad Duguid, Liberal; Aug 4, Peter Tabuns, NDP; Aug. 9, Mike Schreiner, Green Party, TBA John Yakabuski, PC)
The Toronto Hiroshima Day Coalition presents the 66th Commemoration of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Faith and Abolition: No Nuclear Weapons, No Nuclear Power
Sat. August 6th , 6:30 p.m. (Origami and lantern making for kids and families at 5 p.m.)
Church of the Holy Trinity (10 Trinity Square, behind the Eaton Centre, near Queen and Bay), Toronto
Angela Bischoff, OCAA – one of several speakers
Performances by Yakudo Japanese Drummers, Common Thread Choir, Raging Grannies, Flutist Ron Korb.
This year’s interfaith commemoration will address the nuclear disaster continuing to unfold in Fukushima, Japan, connecting our growing concern about nuclear power and its relationship to nuclear weapons proliferation.
Survivors Artwork Exhibit
August 2-5, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, Toronto
Exhibition of photographs and paintings by Hiroshima and Nagasaki atom bomb survivors.
For further information: Anton Wagner, email@example.com
And in Ottawa:
Sat. Aug 6, Quaker Meeting House, 91A Fourth Ave.
4 p.m. screening of the documentary Film The Strangest Dream, followed by potluck
6:30 lantern making followed by speeches, songs and then a procession to the pond to float the lanterns at dusk. Our special guest speaker this year will be Japanese Ambassador Ishikawa. Other speakers include, Dr. Jason Bailey and MPP, Yasir Naqvi.
This event is hosted by Physicians for Global Survival, Project Ploughshares and the Religious Society of Friends ( Quakers )
Say NO to Nuclear Cost Overruns
Send a letter now to Premier Dalton McGuinty and Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and ask them for assurances that SNC Lavalin – or any other nuclear provider – not be allowed to pass its cost overruns onto taxpayers and ratepayers. It’s your money – make your voice heard now before new nuclear contracts are signed. http://www.cleanairalliance.org/aecl
Let’s Stop Burning Coal Now
Send a letter now to Environment Minister John Wilkinson and provincial party leaders calling for a ban on coal-fired electricity exports. http://www.cleanairalliance.org/wilkinson_letter
Sign the Petition Calling for a Moratorium on New Nuclear Projects in ON
Order FREE anti-nuclear and anti-coal leaflets
They contain postcards to politicians. Courtesy of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance.
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