No Nukes News

May 31, 2016



Ontario's misguided love affair with nuclear power Instead of seeing principled leadership in Ontario, we are seeing the opposite – a stealthy effort to keep an old and uneconomic nuclear dinosaur on life support. T.O. Star Op-Ed by Jack Gibbons, Chair of Ontario Clean Air Alliance



The World

Fukushima, an ongoing tragedy Professor Tsuda at Okayama U found that the rate of children suffering from thyroid cancer in Fukushima Prefecture in Japan was as much as 20 - 50 x higher than the national average as of 2014, 3 yrs after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Meanwhile, about 100,000 evacuees are still displaced and live in cramped temporary housing camps due to the uncontrolled nuclear disaster. 200 tons of highly-contaminated water flows freely into the Pacific Ocean every day as TEPCO still cannot prevent the contaminated water from leaking from its makeshift containers.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi backs U.S. sailors suing over Fukushima radiation According to lawyers for the group, seven of its members have died so far, including some from leukemia. “Those who gave their all to assist Japan are now suffering from serious illness. I can’t overlook them.”

Children of Chernobyl 28 Years Later Japanese film exposing the health problems experienced by the children of Chernobyl. 43 minutes. English subtitles.

Economics Point Toward Closure for Up To 20 U.S. Nukes They can’t compete with lower cost, lower emission, safer and more popular green alternatives. But that won't stop them from begging for hand-outs. Make no mistake: America’s nuclear industry is in trouble.

Critical Nuclear Reactor Bolts Fail at Indian Point 2
calling into question the effectiveness of the long term management of this and other aging power plants.

Hanson is Wrong about Nuclear Power Nuclear is a drain on our ability to deal with climate solutions that are lower cost, lower risk, and much quicker to deploy.

Protesters Blockade Planned Pipeline Site Near Nuclear Plant Outside NYC The proposed project has sparked concerns from residents and nuclear experts that a pipeline break could cause a catastrophic nuclear disaster that would threaten the entirety of New York City.

Uranium in Quebec - Truth and Consequences Dr. Gordon Edwards, CCNR, takes on Michael Binder of the CNSC on the science and safety of uranium mining in Canada.

 

Ontario

Ontario electricity costs by $900 million per year and create 16,000 new jobs dismantling and decommissioning the reactors.

Pickering nuke plant extension to cost $307M, may prove ‘uneconomical’: OPG

Pickering: An Uneconomic Nuclear Dinosaur on Life Support
Background by Dr. Gordon Edwards

Nuclear vs. Renewables in ON with Angela Bischoff 23 min. video recording of Angela’s presentation at a conference last weekend

 

Renewables and Conservation

Getting FIT: How Ontario Became a Green Energy Leader The vast majority of Ontarians support the move to wind and solar power and want to see more renewables in Ontario’s future.

 

Take Action!

Close the old and dangerous Pickering Nuclear Station – Please Sign the Petition to Close Pickering when its license expires in 2018 rather than extend its life 'till 2028 which is OPG's hope.

Contaminated soil , produced by the nuclear disaster, to be used for public works? Petition to the Minister of Environment, Japan

Cameco – Pay your Taxes
We want Cameco (a major global uranium corporation headquartered in Saskatchewan) to pay up the over $2.1 BILLION dollars that it owes the people of Canada. Petition.

Please send Premier Wynne a message asking her to order OPG to develop an immediate decommissioning plan for Pickering and to close this dinosaur by 2018 (when its license expires) at the latest.

Let's build stronger ties between Ontario and Quebec Send your letter asking Federal Ministers Morneau and Sohi to support electricity transmission system upgrades that will permit increased electricity trade between Ontario and Quebec.

Download your anti-thyroid cancer posters here to post in your office, school, or local cafe. And 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.

 

Events

Help me leaflet blitz in Ajax, Pickering and Scarbourough with Close-Pickering leaflets, door-to-door in mailboxes. Contact angela@cleanairalliance.org for details of group blitzes, or to go out on your own. Thanks for helping us get the word out!



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