No Nukes News

May 3, 2016



Coal-Free Ontario with Morgan Freeman and Jack Gibbons, OCAA
 

The leadership of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance in helping Ontario to become the first jurisdiction to end the use of coal-fired electricity for health and environmental reasons has not gone unnoticed. Our hugely successful campaign was recently profiled in a 5 minute video produced by Al Gore’s Climate Reality project and featuring Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman.



The World

Mikhail Gorbachev: 30 years after Chernobyl, time to phase out nuclear power Thirty years after Chernobyl former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev remains haunted by the world's greatest ever industrial catastrophe. Now 85 and a committed environmentalist, he's still campaigning to bring the failed nuclear experiment to an end before further disasters follow, and encouraging a clean, efficient and renewable global energy economy.

Chernobyl's legacy 30 years on Children are still being born with severe birth defects and rare types of cancer in areas near to Chernobyl, according to a British charity.

Biologist Dr. Timothy Mousseau on the decline of organisms in Chernobyl and Fukushima 2016 8 min. video

Chernobyl, 30 Years On The stated and unwavering purpose of the IndependentWHO vigil is to have the WHO (World Health Organization) renounce the accord that ties it to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), giving the IAEA veto power over anything that the WHO might propose to do in the area of ionizing radiation and health.

The  Other  Report  on  Chernobyl An  independent  evaluation  of  the health-related  effects  of  the  Chernobyl  nuclear  disaster by Dr. Ian Fairlie. If nothing else, read the Executive Summary on pg. 5.

Gordon Edwards: Chernobyl - 30 Years After 4 min. video interview. Very informative.

Chernobyl, and Cesium, at 30 Everyone in the global north is subject to uninvited, unwelcome, dangerous radiation exposures caused by Chernobyl, Fukushima and routine reactor emissions.

Central Bankers Stimulate Nuclear End That Evaded Activists Central banks may accomplish what a generation of anti-nuclear activists have failed to do: Force operators to finally decommission almost 150 reactors now sitting in limbo across the globe.

Dumping tritium from Fukushima into sea is best (a.k.a. cheapest) option: ministry Trouble is, it is classified as a carcinogen (causes cancer), a mutagen (causes genetic mutations) and a teratogen (causes problems in the developing fetus resulting in birth defects).

Just One Earth - A Song for Fukushima Beautiful 5 min. song and photo show.

Iodine pills for all: Nuclear plant security worries prompt new Belgium health plan By comparison, ON distributes them to 10 km.

Earthquake study sparks Point Lepreau nuclear safety reassessment
NB Power was using wrong calculations to assess hazard

 

Ontario

Why Nuclear Power is a Terrible Choice for Ontario and the World One hour video presentation by Jim Harris. Very informative.

A new debt retirement charge for Ontario electricity customers thanks to OPG’s re-build of the Darlington nuclear plant.

Nuclear Hot Spots on the Great Lakes

Construction starts on low-level radioactive waste management facility in southeast Clarington, ON Buried near the shore of Lake Ontario in the southeast corner of Clarington are 450,000 cubic metres of low-level radioactive waste.
“It is a toxic mess... It’s historic waste that dates back to the 1930s.”

 

Renewables and Conservation

Cost-competitive renewable energy has arrived in Ontario We can either choose to get stuck in the past and power Ontario with expensive nuclear or emissions-spewing gas, or we can invest in renewable energy. Now that renewable energy is cost-competitive in Ontario, the answer is obvious.

Canada Has Enormous Geothermal Potential. Why Aren’t We Using it?

Vancouver now joins a list of more than 50 cities worldwide that have pledged to run on 100 percent renewable energy, not only for their electricity needs, but for heating and cooling as well.

I Was Wrong About the Limits of Solar; PV Is Becoming Dirt Cheap. $0.02 per kilowatt-hour!

Pete Seeger and Kids sing SOLARTOPIA! Wind & Solar Power Anthem 4 minute song.

 

Take Action!

Cameco – Pay your TaxesWe 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.

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 2024 which is the gov't's plan.

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

Close Pickering – Public Meeting Wed. May 11, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Ajax Public Library

Half-Life in Fukushima Hot Docs film screening May 2, 4 and 8, Toronto



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