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Nov. 28, 2011 – Please pass this onto a friend!

 

Nearly a tenth of Japan contaminated - Japan's Science Ministry says nearly 10 per cent of the country's land has been blanketed by radioactive caesium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

TEPCO: Radioactive substances belong to landowners, not us - During court proceedings concerning a radioactive golf course, Tokyo Electric Power Co. stunned lawyers by saying the utility was not responsible for decontamination because it no longer "owned" the radioactive substances… But in a ruling described as inconsistent by lawyers, the court essentially freed TEPCO from responsibility for decontamination work, saying the cleanup efforts should be done by the central and local governments. Although the legal battle has moved to a higher court, observers said that if the district court’s decision stands and becomes a precedent, local governments' coffers could be drained.

Get all your Fukushima updates here, from this Japanese Citizens’ group

German protesters target nuclear train – 1300 arrested; German police have battled thousands of anti-nuclear protesters, many chained to railway tracks, who have caused delays as they try to block a train carrying radioactive waste.

French riot police battle protesters over nuclear train

Dr. Helen Caldicott in conversation Arnie Gundersen about the ongoing situation at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. 60 min. audio interview

The 5 Most Toxic Energy Companies and How They Control Our Politics - Energy companies continue to rake in massive profits. They use this wealth to leverage elections, write legislation, scale back regulations and escape accountability.

Propaganda Used Ahead of Iraq War Is Now Being Reused over Iran’s Nuke Program – Democracy Now – video and transcript

Ontario set to lose on NDP-Conservative HST alliance – Green Party response

Hudak, Horwath and Schreiner all endorse water imports from Quebec (5.8 cents / kWh) to lower our electricity bills and avoid high cost nuclear expansion (19-37 cents / kWh). Where does McGuinty stand? Please send Liberal Energy Minister Chris Bentley an email today and ask why his party won’t endorse low cost renewable water imports from Quebec.

Hot rocks could produce more power than country consumes, federal report says - Canada has vast geothermal potential Near surface in West and North: 

Watch and/or read Paul McKay's keynote speech from Community Power 2011 – on nuclear and renewables in ON

Getting it Right – Not Quite – Ontario’s Green Energy Act – by Marion Fraser, a reasoned critique of ON’s Green Energy Act

 

Events:

Feed-In-Tariff Review - Town Hall Meeting for all solar industry stakeholders
Monday, Nov 28, 7 p.m. followed by reception, OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor W, U of Toronto
Registration and details: http://solarnetwork.org/ontario/events?eventId=410489&EventViewMode=EventDetails

 

Global Day of Action on Climate Change
Sat. Dec. 3, 10 a.m. on, Oakham House, 2nd floor, 63 Gould, Ryerson U, Toronto
This is midway through COP17, the 17th  Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which takes place in Durban thru December 9. Speakers, videos and live skype interviews with enviros on the ground in Durban. Discussion of action going forward. info@torontoclimatecampaign.org

Sat. Dec. 3, 2 p.m. –rally and march – Occupy the Climate for the 99%! Meet at Dundas Square.


Radioactive tour of Port Hope with concerned locals
Tues. Dec. 6, morning/lunch - If you just want to see first-hand and learn more about what the people of Port Hope, ON have been dealing with for decades, please join us!  Let me know if you’re in and I’ll send you more deets.

 

Angela Bischoff
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