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Nov. 10, 2011 – Please pass this onto a friend!

 

R.I.P. Dale Roberts – peace and justice activist, OCAA volunteer extraordinaire

Bruce Nuclear $2 billion over budget – and laughing all the way to the bank

Dalton has a secret plan to build reactors - By Shawn Patrick-Stensil, Greenpeace. Less well-known is there’s a new electricity plan sitting on (new Energy Minister Chris) Bentley’s desk. Contrary to what you might believe, this plan would put the bulk of the money into nuclear power and limit green investments to leave space for new reactors.

Occupy the Japanese Consulate! – the Occupy Movement goes anti-nuke!

Cleaning up Japan’s nuclear mess- Its owner fears not just radiation leaking out of the Fukushima plant, but also bad news - The Economist

Feds on the hook for $360 million for sold-off AECL reactor division

Experts say it will take at least 30 years and $19 bill. to close Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear power plant

IAEA says foreign expertise has brought Iran to threshold of nuclear capability - This story from the Washington Post shows clearly how the existence of a civilian nuclear power industry makes it easy for nations to develop nuclear weapons expertise under a peaceful camouflage.  

Jeremy Rifkin – a brighter perspective on nuclear industry – 6 min. video

Our Deadly Nuclear Legacy – panel discussion with Greg Pallast, Harvey Wasserman, Vandana Shiva, Aileen Mioko Smith, Karl Grossman

If You Love This Planet: Nuclear disarmament and energy policies – 57 min. audio interview. Dr. Helen Caldicott talks with Bob Alvarez, a Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in the US. He and Caldicott discuss nuclear disarmament and energy policies.

The Sask Party’s Nuclear Agenda – Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall gives $30 million in funding for a nuclear science research centre at the University of Saskatchewan. The provincial gov’t is using the university to circumvent the expressed wishes of the people of Sask.

Atomic Radiation is More Harmful to Women

Toronto Wind Power Research Will Continue - In Fall 2010, Toronto Hydro put a wind measuring device in Lake Ontario to see whether enough wind exists to one day put wind turbines in Lake Ontario. Last week, Scarborough Councillor Paul Ainslie tried to convince his fellow Executive Committee Councillors to remove the wind measuring device a year early. Thankfully, the Executive Committee rejected his proposal. Toronto Hydro will now complete its research to see whether wind power from Lake Ontario is a viable source of green power.

 

Events:

Under Control - An Archaeology of Nuclear Energy - Film screening and discussion with director Volker Sattel
Friday, November 11, 6 pm, Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue), U of T, Toronto. Filmed in several German nuclear power plants over a three-year period, director Volker Sattel set out to show what goes on inside the walls of such facilities.

The Last Mountain – film and discussion and coal burning and Ontario’s electricity future with OCAA’s Angela Bischoff
Friday November 11, 7:30 pm, Bruce Peninsula District School

Occupy Toronto – March for a more just world, Sat. Nov. 12, 2 p.m., St. James Park (Church and King), Toronto

Community Energy – More than Power - 3rd Annual Community Power Conference and Power Networking Centre - Nov. 14-15, Toronto Metro Convention Centre. Ontario's green energy future is the focus: how will the Feed-in-Tariff review shape Green Energy 2.0 in Ontario?

Evening With Robert Bateman – Join OCAA on Tues. Nov. 15, at the Palais Royale, Toronto


Angela Bischoff
Outreach Director
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
160 John Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ont. M5V 2E5
Phone 416-260-2080 ext. 1
angela@cleanairalliance.org
www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca
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