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March 20, 2015 –   Please pass this onto a friend!



ON is in the midst of an energy revolution, but remains stubbornly committed to nuclear  While most of Ontario's nuclear power plants are entering the end phase of their design life, the Ontario gov't continues to sink billions of $$ into extending their life. The province has more economically viable and renewable options, but maintains a nuclear focus despite the high cost, the lack of a waste storage solution, and the possibility of nuclear disaster in Canada's most densely populated region.



The World

TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Disaster: four years of an ongoing nuclear crisis March 11th 2015, is a somber anniversary for the people of Japan: four years since the triple reactor core meltdowns. And, four years later, the nuclear crisis continues to unfold: both the environmental contamination and the ongoing human suffering caused by the disaster.

10 Lessons from Fukushima Reducing risks and protecting communities from nuclear disasters

A lesson from Fukushima: A safe, clean energy future will be nuclear-free
Video and blog by Greenpeace, Japan

The State of Affairs and Ongoing Challenges of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster—a Civil Society Response Towards Recovery

French Nuclear Industry in Turmoil as Areva Reports $5.3B Loss in 2014

Search for nuclear-waste depository continues
The official line was that Creighton, SK was scratched for scientific reasons. In reality, a well-organized opposition, Saskatchewan’s Committee for Future Generations, and the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, were pivotal in preventing this repository from being built on traditional territory.

Nunavut anti-uranium group makes final push against Kiggavik mine

Fukushima Water: Fake digital campaign aims to draw attention to water contamination in Japan. 4 min. video. Advertising at its best.

 

Renewables and Conservation

Complete shift to renewable energy within Canada’s reach by 2035, academics say To get there, they recommend a national carbon-pricing plan, and greater effort to move electricity produced from low-carbon sources such as hydro dams across provincial borders.

Tariffs on Chinese solar panels may hurt Canadian renewables industry And here’s another.

Mark Jacobson:
 "If we compare nuclear and wind from now... you end up getting nine to 25 times more carbon in air pollution per kWh from nuclear than wind."

 

Take Action!

Leaflet dropping Premier Wynne’s Riding Can you spare a few hours to help me leaflet blitz Premier Wynne's riding (Don Valley West, just north of downtown Toronto) with this leaflet? Email me and I’ll fill you in. Thanks. angela@cleanairalliance.org Alternatively, order leaflets to blitz your own neighbourhood.

Keep it in the ground Join The Guardian and 350.org and more than 87,000 others in urging the world's two biggest charitable funds to move their money out of fossil fuels

Time for Ontario to come clean on Bruce Nuclear costs This massive proposed deal would cost $60 - $111 billion, the largest private sector contract ever signed by the Gov’t of ON. We demand public oversight of this deal. Order free copies of our new leaflet today to distribute to your neighbours, family and friends.

Please send a letter to Premier Wynne here calling for a transparent review of any proposed Bruce deal, especially in light of a potential conflict of interest.

Stop plans to build small nuclear reactors in Saskatchewan to power oil extraction from the Alberta Tar Sands Please sign the petition.

Petition: Do not approve the re-opening of nuclear power plants The people in Fukui prefecture, Japan are campaigning against the governor’s policy to restart its nuclear power plants.

Please send a letter to the Premier right now urging her to strike a deal with Quebec. Water power imports from Quebec can replace the Darlington nuclear rebuild at a fraction of the cost.

Cancel the Darlington Nuclear Re-build Project Please sign this Green Party of Ontario 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.

Stop the Nuclear Restarts in Japan A Greenpeace petition

No uranium mine at Kintyre Cameco, a Canadian uranium mining company, is moving into First Nations land in Australia, but they’re not welcome. Please sign the petition.

 

Events

This Nuclear Age Free weekly public lectures on public health in a nuclear age. Wednesdays, 4 – 6 p.m., Jan. 7 – April 1, University of Toronto

Ontario, Quebec, Electricity and Climate Change: Advancing the Dialogue Friday April 10, Montreal. Free. Online streaming option.

Act On Climate March On April 11, Canada’s Premiers are heading to QC City to talk climate. So are we. Join us.

World Uranium Symposium April 14 – 16, Quebec City

International Uranium Film Festival April 15 – 25, Quebec City It is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Atomic Bomb and the bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki in 1945.


 


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