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October 1, 2014 –   Please pass this onto a friend!

“Nuclear power, promoted as too cheap to meter, turned out to be too expensive to use, the road to nuclear proliferation, and the creator of radioactive trash that has no place to go.” - David Freeman, energy engineer and lawyer who has run four giant utilities including nuclear stations


The World

Fukushima nuclear disaster: three years on 120,000 evacuees remain uprooted Japan's 2011 plant meltdown has torn apart close families, leaving elderly relatives isolated and villages uninhabited

The Fukushima Disaster Continues to Worsen Radioactive water flows continuously into the Pacific at the rate of about 107,600 gallons per day.

India’s nuclear nightmare: The village of birth defects Indian court trying to unravel mystery of sick and disabled children, miscarriages and fatal cancers around the country's first uranium mine.

Uranium workers dying after time at Namibia mine, report warns Miners who dug ore to supply the military found to be dying of cancers and other illnesses at Rio Tinto's Rössing mine

Top 10 Uranium-producing Countries in 2013 Canada was the largest uranium producer in the world, but it lost that place to Kazakhstan in 2009

US plans to invest $1 trillion in nuclear weapons arsenal

Nuclear Power’s Insanities –Taxpayer-Guaranteed
by Ralph Nader. Why do we stand for such a doomsday technology that is uneconomic, uninsurable, unsafe, unnecessary (it can’t compete with energy conservation and renewable energies), unevacuable (try evacuating the GTA) and unprotectable (either from sabotage or earthquake)?

Nuclear Waste Governance in Canada A comprehensive slide presentation by Dr. Gordon Edwards

To the Village Square Photo book retracing the birth of the safe energy movement through Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima. This is a book about power: not only nuclear power, but the power that individuals and communities can wield by taking charge and forcing change.

Don't Nuke the Climate There was a huge Nuclear-Free Carbon-Free presence at the People's Climate March in New York City. See the photos and videos.

 

Ontario

Consensus eludes nuclear dump hearings After lengthy public hearings, the debate over a proposed nuclear waste storage site moves to Ottawa when a federal panel submits its recommendations on the plan.

Ontarians fear risks of burying radioactive waste in Bruce County
Ontario Clean Air Alliance's Angela Bischoff said Kincardine's DGR stands the risk of becoming a leaking repository like the ones in Germany, or Yucca Mountain in the U.S. Her group recommended hardened on-site surface storage at the Bruce site as an alternative, as its "retrievable" and would involve "rolling stewardship" to watch over the waste over the decades and centuries it remains radioactive. She also recommended a "complete nuclear phase-out" of Ontario's reactors as they reach their end of life.

Former OPG scientist blasts utility’s ‘cavalier’ attitude towards nuclear waste

Senate, House both oppose proposed Canadian nuclear waste facility on Great Lakes

 

Renewables and Conservation

German Energy Transition The German energy transition away from nuclear and fossil fuels is broader than often discussed. It not only includes renewable electricity, but also changes to energy use in the transportation and housing sectors.

Tracking the Energy Revolution
This 18 page report tells the story of how plunging equipment costs, strong investor interest, and government and business leadership are driving a global shift to renewable energy sources such as wind, sun, and water.

Happy nuclear free birthday to the people of Japan One year ago today, the last commercial nuclear reactor operating in Japan was shutdown. It joined the other 47 nuclear reactors that had been idled for most of the period since the devastating Fukushima catastrophe in March 2011. Not only were there were no electricity blackouts, but Japan came in second worldwide for installing solar PV in 2013 (only China installed more). In addition, the people's dedication to energy efficiency – the cheapest and quickest way to reduce costs and carbon emissions – has led to a reduction in electricity demand equal to 13 nuclear reactors.

 

Take Action!

Petition to cancel the Darlington Nuclear Re-build Project by the Green Party of Ontario

Nuclear Waste in Our Water?! Please sign the petition to oppose burying nuclear waste on the shore of Lake Huron.

Pardon anti-nuclear activists Gregory Boertje-Obed, Sister Megan Rice, and Michael Walli. Please sign the petition. They've done enough time. And we've all done more than enough time living under the terror of nuclear weapons.

Quebec imports can save us $1 billion per year As our new pamphlet explains, importing clean hydro power from Quebec is a much cheaper way to meet our electricity needs than re-building the Darlington Nuclear Plant. Order free copies today to distribute to your neighbours, family and friends.

 

Events

National Forum on Clean Energy and Industry Oct. 3: House of Commons, Ottawa

Climb the Turbine October 4-7: hosted by TREC (Toronto Renewable Energy Cooperative) Education, Toronto

The Politics of Decay: Nuclear Nationalism with Emily Simmonds, Wed. Nov. 12, Rm 140, University College, 15 Kings College Circle, University of Toronto

Ontario Geothermal Conference November 13 & 14, Gravenhurst, Ontario

World Uranium Symposium April 13 - 16, 2015, Quebec City – Workshop proposals invited – deadline Oct. 10, 2014 – uranium2015@naturequebec.org=



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