No Nukes News

March 2, 2016


Of Fukushima: "The mountains and forests that cannot even be vaguely decontaminated, will serve as a permanent source of new contamination, each rainfall washing out radiation and bringing it down from the mountains to the flat lands." Birds move around. Animals eat and excrete radioactive plant life. Radiation gets swept out to sea. It is a cycle with no end.Mycle Schneider and Linda Pentz Gunter


The World

Fukushima disaster: Tepco admits late meltdown announcement The Tokyo Electric Power Company denied the meltdown for two months despite knowing the melting had begun within hours of being struck by the tsunamio.

Fukushima – Deep Trouble The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster may go down as one of history’s boundless tragedies and not just because of a nuclear meltdown, but rather the tragic loss of a nation’s soul.

No bliss in this ignorance: the great Fukushima nuclear cover-up In order to proclaim the Fukushima area 'safe', the Government increased exposure limits to twenty times the international norm. Soon, many Fukushima refugees will be forced to return home to endure damaging levels of radiation.

3 ex-TEPCO execs indicted over Fukushima nuclear disaster The three top officials of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) were indicted on charges of professional negligence resulting in death and injury.

On Forgetting Fukushima Lying about nuclear issues is not unique to Japan or Fukushima.

NY nuclear plant 65,000% radiation spike is worse than Fukushima This is the ninth leak in just the past year, and four of those were serious enough to shut down the reactors. However, this most recent leak contains a number of radioactive elements such as strontium-90, cesium-137, cobalt-60, and nickel-63, meaning it isn't limited to tritium contamination, according to the New York Department of State's Coastal Zone Management Assessment.

Reactor No4 - beautiful animation about the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster and the Sustainable, Clean, Green and Life-Friendly alternatives

 

Ontario

Jack Gibbons with Steve Paikin: Ontario’s Best Power Options 17 min. video interview Ontario is planning to spend tens of billions of dollars rebuilding 10 aging nuclear reactors. But is pursuing a nuclear future the best option for Ontarians? Jack Gibbons of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance joins Steve Paiken on The Agenda to discuss better options, such as water power from Quebec, conservation and made-in-ON green energy.

Analysis of Minister McKenna’s Decision on the DGR (deep geological repository on the Bruce nuclear site, Lake Huron) by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

Dealing with nuclear waste is so difficult that phasing out nuclear power would be the best option The next step would be to stop making more nuclear waste. Many countries, such as Australia, Austria, Denmark, Greece, Malaysia, New Zealand and Norway, are opposed to nuclear power. Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland are phasing their plants out. It’s time Canada joined them.

 

Renewables and Conservation

Solar energy isn’t just good for polar bears, it’s good for the working class Could solar do for America what the automotive industry did? “Solar energy is the foremost economic opportunity of our time.” The rewiring of our energy system is also going to involve the rewiring of our political system. A large portion of the solar that came to Germany was actually owned by ordinary people. Industrialists were almost left out of Germany’s solar revolution.

Clean energy investments soar around the world while in Canada, investments dropped

Getting Canada to a 100% Renewable Energy Future
2 minute video produced by OurPower

Global wind power surpasses for the first time nuclear energy

Delivering Community Power
How Canada Post outlets can be sustainability hubs across the country

 

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

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 to post in your office, school, or local cafe

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.



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