No Nukes News

March 10, 2017

Meet me on the Beach – to Call for the Closure of the Pickering Nuclear Station – before we have our own Fukushima! Sat. March 11, 2 p.m. To Commemorate the 6th Anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown of 3 reactors, join us on the Beach to call for the closure of the 6-reactor Pickering Nuclear Station in 2018. Bring your banners, kids and friends. We’ll bring speakers, music and cameras.

 

The World

Fukushima Catastrophe at year 6: Normalizing Radiation Exposure Demeans Women and Kids and Risks Their Health Japan is now lifting evacuation orders and basically forcing people to move back to towns that were, and still are, contaminated with radioactivity from the ruined Fukushima nuclear reactors. Females, children and pregnancy pay a disproportionate health price for nuclear energy because they are especially vulnerable to radiation damage.

Fukushima nuclear disaster and the violation of women’s & children’s human rights Women and children have borne the brunt of human rights violations resulting from the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, both in the immediate aftermath and as a result of the Japan government’s nuclear resettlement policy.

High radiation risks in Fukushima village as government prepares to lift evacuation order The Japanese government will soon lift evacuation orders for 6,000 citizens of iitate village in Fukushima prefecture where radiation levels in nearby forests are comparable to the current levels within the Chernobyl 30km exclusion zone – an area that more than 30 years after the accident remains formally closed to habitation. Seventy-five percent of Iitate is contaminated forested mountains.

Experts baffled as robots sent to clean up Fukushima nuclear site keep dying The latest probe was destroyed in just a day.

Fukushima: 6 years after Japan's worst nuclear disaster CBC's Dr. Brian Goldman says thyroid cancers in the Fukushima region are up 50-fold in kids 18 and under.

Looking for consent, the Iroquois are condemning a plan to transport highly radioactive liquid through its territory from Chalk River, Ontario to South Carolina

Fairewinds Energy Education’s Videos Arnie Gunderson, co-founder of Fairewinds, is a nuclear whistle-blower. View him and his team in these 200+ videos. This 2-minute video shows why nuclear power can’t solve the climate crisis. And this 6-minute video addresses “nuclear embrittlement”, a serious problem with aging nuclear reactors like Pickering.

Yucca Mountain Scientifically Unsuitable for US Rad Waste Repository While US leaders talk today about reconsidering Yucca, crucial scientific findings should permanently disqualify it.

Abandonment is Forever Dr. Gordon Edwards’ submission opposing OPG’s (Ontario Power Generation) proposal for a DGR (Deep Geological Repository) on the shore of Lake Huron (Kincardine, ON)

 

Ontario

Ontario in talks to buy more water power from Quebec Replacing the aging Pickering nuclear station with water power from QC would save Ontarians $1 billion / year and be much safer.

Power Price Cut Could Drive Ontario’s Nuclear Generator Into Bankrupty Wynne’s decision to cut rates while sticking with nuclear generation “once again raise the larger question of whether we are running our electricity system for the benefit of ratepayers or the nuclear industry.”

Tackle the expensive elephant in the room: nuclear The Liberals' hydro shell game is an expensive band-aid says the Green Party of Ontario

 

Renewables and Conservation

Don't blame renewable energy for Ontario's electricity costs Many factors are behind high bills, including high cost nuclear generation, while renewable energy has created "a solid foundation for a clean economy"

Local planning, sharing benefits key to wind-farm buy-in
Nova Scotia policy on wind farms makes them 3 times more popular than in Ontario, study says

Eden Mills, Ontario is Going Carbon Neutral They are aiming to become the first village in North America to become carbon neutral

 

Take Action!

Sign our petition to close the old and dangerous Pickering Nuclear Station when its license expires in 2018 rather than extend its life 'till 2028 which is OPG's hope. And then send the petition to all your friends.

Can you spare a few hours to leaflet blitz your neighbourhood mailboxes? Help us make the closure of the Pickering nuclear station a public issue. Contact: angela@cleanairalliance.org

Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Sign the petition calling on Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna to reject OPG's nuclear waste dump on the shore of Lake Huron.

Order your free KI (anti-thyroid-cancer) pills here
if you live within 50 km of an ON nuclear facility that includes all of Toronto and beyond. Download your anti-thyroid cancer posters here to post in your office, school, or local cafe

 

Events

Meet me on the Beach – to Call for the Closure of the Pickering Nuclear Station Rally Sat. March 11, 2 p.m. Pickering beach, at the south end of Liverpool Road. Bring your banners, kids and friends. We’ll bring speakers, music and cameras.

 


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