No Nukes News

July 29, 2014 –   Please pass this onto a friend!

 

Ontario

The nuclear industry doesn’t want you to think about Quebec OCAA takes on the Canadian Nuclear Association. Here's a great letter to the editor in support.

Ontario's Chalk River nuclear shipments opposed in Washington The proposed trucking of intensely radioactive liquid waste from Chalk River to the South Carolina could cause a “mobile Chernobyl” in the event of a spill.The planned armed convoys of trucks - at least 179 shipments over a few years - are to haul specially-designed steel casks containing 23,000 litres of highly-radioactive liquid.

 

The World

Japanese monkeys' abnormal blood linked to Fukushima disaster – study Primates in Fukushima region found to have low white and red blood cell levels and radioactive cesium

Ruling bans nuclear reactor restarts in Japan  More here.

Nuclear-Free, Carbon-Free A compilation of studies showing a path to a nuclear-free, carbon-free energy system. Also, join the anti-nuclear contingent in NYC, Sept. 21 during the People’s Climate March.

Navajo Nation Council rescinds uranium mining project Opponents say agreement violated tribal laws

U.S. Nuclear plants ill-prepared for worst-case scenarios according to the National Academy of Sciences. “To what extent are they proactive versus reactive? Complacency and hubris are the worst enemies to nuclear safety.”

Russian authorities officially brand four organizations as ‘foreign agents' Ecodefense, one of the oldest environmental NGOs in Russia and a staunch anti-nuclear group, last month became the first environmental organization to be targeted by the “foreign agent” law for successfully resisting the construction of the Baltic Nuclear Power Plant in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.

Canada is Violating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: Depleted Uranium Used in U.S. Missiles Comes from Canada An interview with Professor Jim Harding

 

Renewables and Conservation

Solar power's growth: why renewables are taking over Amory Lovins on how wind and solar are blowing away nuclear and gas. 3 min. video.

Smart Grid - the intelligent power grid of the future Our green energy future easily understood. 15 min. video. 

EU agrees to improve energy efficiency 30% by 2030 While critics said it should’ve been more ambitious and legally binding, it does give some perspective on Ontario’s 5% target by 2020.

Realizing the True Value of Solar Energy in Alberta Alberta is clearly a leader in oil and gas; these recommendations pave the way to making it a leader in renewable energy as well.

Electricity’s inevitable renewables revolution A transformation of global electricity at this scale and speed, while meeting the aspirations of billions for the magic of electricity, will create many jobs, just as the car industry did, and great wealth, perhaps on par with information technology. It should therefore be little surprise if transforming electricity turns out to be one of the greatest business opportunities of the century.

Invest in a Brighter Future Become a member in Solar Share and earn 5%, while building more renewable energy in Ontario

 

Take Action!

International appeal in solidarity with Russian anti-nuke group EcoDefense declared “foreign-agent” Please sign the petition

Tell the EPA: Take nuclear support out of proposed carbon rule Send your letter here.

Click here to send a message to Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli to let him know that you are opposed to higher fixed charges. Tell him you want to be rewarded, not penalized, for saving energy. Find out more here.

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. Learn more here, sign here, order free leaflets here.

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. And urge your elected officials to pass a resolution to oppose the nuclear dump on the Great Lake Huron. There are already 60+ jurisdictions that have done so! See the list here.

 

Events

Ban the Bomb, Presenting Catastrophic Harm Commemoration of the 69th ann. of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Wed. Aug. 6, 6:45 p.m. Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto. Music, speakers, lantern ceremony.

The Nuclear Zero Lawsuits: Why the tiny Marshall Islands took on the Nuclear Nine Webinar, Wed. Aug. 6, 3 – 4 p.m. EDT

Quietly Into Disaster Free film screening and discussion with guest speaker Angela Bischoff, OCAA. Tues. Aug. 12, 7 p.m. 2nd Floor - Council Chamber, Swansea Town Hall, Toronto. This documentary deals with facts and topics concerning nuclear power: damages done to health and environment, nuclear waste and politics, renewable energies, reactor safety, the serious implications of a nuclear accident and public resistance.

Peoples Social Forum Aug. 21 – 24, Ottawa. A grassroots, historical gathering of progressives from Québec, Canada and First Nations.



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