No Nukes News

March 21, 2011

 

So while news broadcasters notify the public of humanity's luck that the winds are blowing the radiated air out to sea instead of over human populated areas, instead of breathing a sigh of relief, or celebrating, rather I cry for the sea. I cry for the air, the wind, the sea and all the creations that exist because we are all related. – Krystalline Kraus  


Darlington Nuclear Hearing

The federal hearing on the proposal by Ontario Power Generation to build up to four new reactors of yet-to-be-specified design gets underway Mon. Mar. 21 and will run for 3 weeks. They are open to the public - come one, come all!

The Hearing will be held at Hope Fellowship Church, 1685 Bloor Street, Courtice (between Oshawa and Bowmanville, a few kilometres due north of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station)

The detailed schedule is posted at http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/details-eng.cfm?cear_id=29525

Find out more here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-Darlington/154293134613131 

 

You can watch the proceedings LIVE webcast online, or call in and listen live.

Toll-free dial-in telephone numbers for English audio for the  Darlington Joint Review Panel proceedings: 613-960-7527 or 1-877-413-4815. The identification number is 5760957.

To access the Webcast starting at 1:30 EDT on March 21, 2011, click here: http://www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/commission/webcasts/index.cfm

Written transcripts and audio recordings of the proceedings will be available the day after each session.


Province Must Rethink Nuclear Plans: Greenpeace and Nurses

http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/recent/Province-Must-Rethink-Nuclear-Plans-Greenpeace-and-Nurses/


Canadians can't afford Candu complacency - Japan or Canada, a nuke is a nuke.

By Paul McKay, author of Atomic Accomplice

http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3030817


Nuclear Energy Advocates Insist U.S. Reactors Completely Safe Unless Something Bad Happens

Comedy – from The Onion

http://www.theonion.com/articles/nuclear-energy-advocates-insist-us-reactors-comple,19740/


Too Cheap to Meter: The Top 10 Myths of Nuclear Power

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-rose/too-cheap-to-meter-the-to_b_835730.html


Reconsidering Ontario’s Nuclear Path

The unfolding nuclear catastrophe in Japan has reopened the debate out the role of nuclear power around the world, including here in Ontario.

http://marksw.blog.yorku.ca/2011/03/15/reconsidering-ontario%E2%80%99s-nuclear-path/


Canadian Nuclear Plant Leaks Radioactive Water Into Lake Ontario

http://planetsave.com/2011/03/18/canadian-nuclear-plant-leaks-radioactive-water-into-lake-ontario/


Ask An Expert: Japan's Nuclear Crisis

With Dr. Gordon Edwards

9 minute video

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20110317/japan-nuclear-crisis-ask-an-expert-110317/


Coal Ash Is More Radioactive than Nuclear Waste

By burning away all the pesky carbon and other impurities, coal power plants produce heaps of radiation

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=coal-ash-is-more-radioactive-than-nuclear-waste


Nuclear power report: 14 'near misses' at US plants due to 'lax oversight'

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/0318/Nuclear-power-report-14-near-misses-at-US-plants-due-to-lax-oversight


Wind power surges forward around the globe

By Lester Brown  http://www.grist.org/article/2011-03-15-wind


Wind power cheaper than nuclear, says EU climate chief

Connie Hedegaard says declining cost of offshore wind energy makes it genuine alternative to crisis-hit nuclear industry

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/mar/17/wind-cheaper-nuclear-eu-climate


Calling All Youth – Sign the petition opposing new reactors at Darlington

http://www.gopetition.com/petition/43683.html


Protecting our Great Lakes and Ontario from Nuclear Waste

Wednesday, March 23 · 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Future's Bakery, 483 Bloor St. W, Toronto

This will be both and info and action planning meeting on the severity of Ontario's Nuclear safety hazards, and how to we can get involved in upcoming actions to shut down reactors! If you are not aware of the issues and want more info first, check out the Democracy Now link with information here: http://www.democracynow.org/2011/3/14/japan_facing_biggest_catastrophe_since_dawn

Sponsored by Code Pink Toronto

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=171317609587707


Facing Off for Social Justice in a Militarized World

Conflict Zones, Human Rights and Health Care

Mar. 25/26, Ottawa, ON

Sponsored by Physicians for Global Survival

Agenda and registration: http://pgs.ca/?page_id=725


Nuclear in the Spotlight – Wed. Mar. 30, Toronto

Wed. March 30th, 7:30 p.m.

Annex Live, 296 Brunswick (at Bloor)

With performers Mike Ford, Meghan Morrison, Richard Underhill, Michael Louis Johnson, the Raging Grannies and more. Kevin Kamps from Beyond Nuclear will speak to the current situation in Japan.

Help OCAA turn Ontario away from nuclear and toward safer options. 

Until then, our thoughts and prayers extend to the Japanese people and all those who will be affected by this disaster, now and into the future.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=192323914141758

http://nuclearspotlight.eventbrite.com/


Angela Bischoff
Outreach Director
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
Tel: 416 926 1907 x 246
625 Church Street, #402
Toronto, ON M4Y 2G1
angela@cleanairalliance.org
www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca
www.cleanairalliance.org
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