No Nukes News

March 30, 2011

 

The solution to pollution by dilution is fallacious when it comes to radiation. – Dr. Helen Caldicott, Darlington Hearings

For the best updates on Japan’s nuclear crisis see http://www.beyondnuclear.org/


Sign the Petition Calling for a Moratorium on New Nuclear Projects

If you think we should spend the next six months examining the effectiveness of these options instead of on hearings for new nuclear reactors when Ontario Power Generation can’t even tell us what technology will actually be deployed or who will supply it, then sign our petition in support of a moratorium on new nuclear projects until the province has fully explored the potential to meet our electricity needs using a mix of lower cost and safer options.

This is a turning point in ending our costly reliance on nuclear power – tell the Ontario Government it is time to rethink its priorities. 

Sign the petition now and we’ll make sure your voice is heard in the Ontario Legislature! Thank you!

http://www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca/petition2.php


Physicians call for moratorium on nuclear power

http://pgs.ca/?page_id=89


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 is happening from Mar. 21 – mid April. They are open to the public - come one, come all! They’re at Hope Fellowship Church, 1685 Bloor Street, Courtice (between Oshawa and Bowmanville, a few kilometres due north of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station)

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

See the schedule here: http://www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/commission/joint_review_panel/darlington/index.cfm#RelatedJRPInfo

Access the live Webcast here: http://jrpcnsc.canadacast.ca/  (use explorer, not firefox)

Toll-free dial-in telephone numbers for English audio here: 613-960-7527 or 1-877-413-4815. The identification number is 5760957.

Written transcripts and audio recordings of the proceedings will be available the day after each session here: http://www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/commission/joint_review_panel/darlington/index.cfm#RelatedJRPInfo


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

Your signatures will be delivered to the Darlington Hearing Panel by a youth delegation on Apr. 8th. And if you’re interested in attending and supporting the youth delegation, contact Andrew or Michael at michaelpolanyi@rogers.com for details on the chartered bus.

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


Liability cap on Canada’s nuclear plants ‘outdated’

Canadian nuclear plant operators would have to pay no more than $75-million in liability claims if a nuclear disaster like that unfolding in Japan were to occur in Canada. Nuclear critics say that’s a tiny fraction of the billions in health and damage claims that could result, and even Canada’s nuclear industry thinks it is too low. But a 1970s-era law, still on the books, caps the operators’ civil liability.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/liability-cap-on-canadas-nuclear-plants-outdated/article1960595/


Fukushima disaster causes fallout for nuclear industry worldwide

Nick Clegg says coalition will be unable to subsidise nuclear energy should current uncertainty cause investors to pull away

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/mar/29/japan-nuclear-clegg-energy-policy


Consultant Skeptical About Need For Nuclear Power

Paul McKay was an award-winning journalist and the author of two books on our country's nuclear industry. As hearings get underway into the proposal to build new reactors at Darlington, McKay insists there is still too much uncertainty about the safety of the technology to proceed.

8 min. audio interview.

http://www.cbc.ca/ontariomorning/episodes/2011/03/22/consultant-skeptical-about-need-for-nuclear-power/


George Monbiot is wrong. Nuclear power is not the way to fight climate change

Renewable energy is a safe, clean source which will become cheaper as we invest in it

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/24/renewables-nuclear-fukushima-japan-environment?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


Traces of Japanese radiation detected in St. John’s, Newfoundland

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2011/03/23/nl-radiation-japan-323.html


Not Rex: Discovering Japan

5 minute video.  The Fukushima nuclear plant is a memorandum on nuclear safety even for Ontario...

http://rabble.ca/rabbletv/program-guide/2011/03/not-rex/not-rex-discovering-japan


Bruce Power delays shipment of steam generators through Great Lakes!

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Bruce+Power+delays+shipment+steam+generators/4520404/story.html


Anti Nuke News Now – activist video reporting from the Darlington Hearings

#1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmuUN3NklS4&feature=related

#2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQIVRMM-LCU&feature=related

#3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzuLg6nFyFk

#4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibIDExRZNNE&feature=related

#5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsSGDhCvzx0


Order FREE anti-nuclear and anti-coal leaflets here:

http://www.cleanairalliance.org/get_involved_order_pamphlets

They contain postcards to politicians.

Courtesy of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance.

Thanks…


Sign the letter to provincial politicians opposing more nuclear bail outs!

http://www.cleanairalliance.org/nuke_debt


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

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

Annex Live, 296 Brunswick (at Bloor), Toronto

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. 

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
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