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Nov. 4, 2013 –  Please pass this onto a friend!

Water power from Quebec beats nuclear hands down. If you think Ontario should quickly reap the benefits of low cost power from our neighbour, help us tell others about this tremendous opportunity by distributing our new Water power from Quebec pamphlet.

 
“To call nuclear "clean" because it doesn't produce CO2 is as absurd as calling coal clean because it doesn't produce plutonium. Nuclear power is not clean. It produces the most toxic waste byproducts of any industry on earth.”Gordon Edwards, Ph.D., President of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
 
"Nuclear energy is unnecessary, uninsurable, uneconomic, and most importantly, unsafe. The fact that it continues to exist at all is a result of a ferocious lobby, enlisting the autocratic power of government, that will not admit that its product is unfit for use in the modern world. Let us not allow the lessons of Fukushima to be ignored." ~ Ralph Nader


The World

Fukushima decommissioning slip-up could trigger monumental chain reaction, expert warns

Fuel Removal From Fukushima's Reactor 4 Threatens 'Apocalyptic' Scenario
In November, TEPCO set to begin to remove fuel rods whose radiation matches the fallout of 14,000 Hiroshima bombs

Fukushima - A Global Threat That Requires a Global Response
Excellent overview of what's happening in Fukushima

Gordon Edwards on Fukushima Fish 4 min. video 

Nuclear power: The Doomsday Machine
The nuclear industry believes it will help stave off the threat of climate change, but a new book says that is a pipe dream

Survey Suggests Canadian Nuclear Regulator Does Compromise Safety

Burning truck hauling nuclear load flies under radar
Nuclear regulators were never notified of a fire on board a truck hauling a radioactive cargo from Canada to the U.S

 

Ontario

Making wise energy investments for Ontario The Ontario government still appears to be committed to refurbishing the 10 existing reactors at the Bruce and Darlington nuclear stations. No nuclear refurbishment project in Canada has ever been completed on time and on budget. Nuclear refurbishment takes a long time — it is an incredibly complex and hazardous process. Nuclear refurbishment is also expensive. It's good news that the government has decided not to build new nuclear capacity. But it's still unwise to commit billions to rebuilding existing nuclear reactors without considering reasonable low-emissions alternatives.

OPG pressed non-profits to back Bruce County nuclear-waste plan Ontario Power Generation made a quiet appeal this summer to non-profit organizations that it supports in Bruce County to endorse its controversial proposal to bury nuclear waste near Lake Huron, newly released documents reveal.

U.S. Fears surface over Lake Huron nuke dump proposal The underground facility in Ontario would store nuclear waste less than a mile from the lake.

Scaling back nuclear power a tempting option for cost-conscious Ontario Liberals For a government under siege, hastening Ontario’s decreased reliance on nuclear could offer savings that are hard to resist. Conservation and hydro imports are but a fraction of the cost of rebuilt nuclear and could get us there faster.

Saugeen First Nation delivers closing remarks in DGR hearings

The Concept of Rolling Stewardship
Gordon Edwards of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility urges the rejection of the nuclear waste abandonment option in favour of Rolling Stewardship – an inter-generational waste management concept whereby each successive generation passes on the knowledge and provides the necessary resources to the next generation, so that nuclear wastes are never placed beyond human control and are never left unattended.

 

Renewables and Conservation

Mark Jacobson interview on David Letterman on getting to 100% renewable energy 10 min. interview

Ontario Kills Coal, But Local Renewables Program Falters

 

Take Action!

Lower electricity bills by cooperating with Quebec On the Ontario Liberal Party page, vote for and/or comment on my idea to replace new nuclear projects with water power from Quebec.

Please congratulate Energy Minister Chiaralli on demonstrating some strong common sense by nixing new reactors.  And remind him that he should give the same sensible attention to the costly and unnecessary Darlington Re-Build Plan.

Conservation, Not Fracked Gas into the GTA If you think greater efficiency beats more pipelines hands down, send a message to Premier Wynne,  Energy Minister Chiarelli and Environment Minister Bradley. Tell them you prefer conservation over fracked gas from the U.S. Also sign the petition.

Phase-out Pickering Nuclear Station and save $850 million per year Tell the Premier that we must avoid another electricity expenditure fiasco – don’t waste our hard-earned money rebuilding this aging and outdated facility!

Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is seeking approval to build a nuclear waste dump 1 km from the shores of Lake Huron. This dump puts at risk the fresh water of the GREAT LAKES, relied upon by 40 million people in two countries. Tell Minister Aglukkaq and the Canadian federal government to stand up for the protection of the Great Lakes. Sign the petition

The World Community Must Take Charge at Fukushima
The danger of huge radiation releases from Fukushima 4 has taken on a new dimension; the world community must step in! Please sign the petition.

 

Events

Atomic States of America View Free Online through Nov. 8. This is being offered by Specialty Studios to counter the showing of the pro-nuclear movie Pandora's Promise being shown on CNN

Chris Turner – Tracking the German Leap Sat. Nov. 9, 3 pm, Alumni Lounge, Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton St. Toronto

Voice of Women for Peace Annual Conference Nov. 8-10, Toronto

Oss Talk with Zach Ruiter Tues. Nov. 12, 7 p.m. The Ossington, 61 Ossington, back room (N. of Queen), Toronto. Free.

GE-Hitachi Public Meeting Announced for Dec. 10 and 11 in Toronto. Written submissions and requests to speak must be sent to the CNSC by November 15. Find out more and make sure your voice is heard.

Increasing Sustainable Energy in the Long-Term Energy Plan  Webinar Thur. Nov. 21, 10 a.m. – noon EST



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