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Oct. 27, 2015 –  Please pass this onto a friend!


 
The World

The threat of low-level radiation A new study by the UN's World Health Organization says long-term exposure to radiation – even low levels – can dramatically increase the risk of dying from cancer.

Nuclear repository fire shines light on Nevada’s waste Here’s more.

Dr. Gordon Edwards on Canada’s Nuclear Waste Search
1 hour video presentation

Government finally admits it is subsidising nuclear while cutting help for renewables The official admission blows a hole in already bewildering UK energy plans, which back the failed and expensive over the cheap and successful. Not unlike in Ontario where lower cost green energy will be capped in 2020 when rebuilt nuclear floods the grid.

Meltdown for Pro-Nuclear Environmentalists Any kind of pro-nuclear positioning is devastating for the genuinely sustainable alternatives. And any kind of ‘both/and’ story (ie. we need both lots of nuclear and lots of renewables) will be totally abused by a Government that cares only about nuclear – and about fracking.

U.S. House passes nuclear waste transport bill A plan to transport thousands of gallons of radioactive nuclear waste from Chalk River, Ontario into the US via the Peace Bridge could be derailed. Here’s more and more and more.

World’s Worst Pollution Problems – Radionuclides are the 2nd greatest threat 22 million at risk 

Fukushima Radiation in Pacific Reaches West Coast Radioactive cesium from the Fukushima disaster is likely to keep arriving at the NA coast. Fish eaters may want to stick with the Atlantic catch for 12 generations or so.

Gunnar, SK uranium cleanup to exceed $250 M, 10 x estimate The Gunnar uranium mine, about 800 kilometres north of Saskatoon, was abandoned in 1964. The company no longer exists so of course the public is left holding the bag.

Opposing the uranium industry and 'nuclear colonization' in Saskatchewan 28 min. audio interview with Candyce Paul of the Committee for Future Generations, a group in northern SK exposing the impacts of existing uranium mines and of the many mining exploration claims blanketing (and disrupting) the area.

 

Ontario

Nuclear power continues to push up electricity rates Ontario’s residential electricity rates will rise by 3.4% on November 1st. According to an Ontario Energy Board report, 45% of the rise in our electricity generation costs is due to subsidies for our aging nuclear reactors.

Great Lakes nuke battle in the dumps OPG's plans to bury waste underground near Lake Huron puts drinking water at risk. But fighting one dump doesn't go deep enough. Ontario needs to stop producing nuclear waste altogether.

New Canadian government could derail plans for nuclear waste dump near Lake Huron Opponents of a proposed nuclear waste dump along Lake Huron are optimistic a new Canadian government will reject the plan. Mr. Trudeau please stop Lake Huron nuke dump

Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Town Hall Watch the video recording of this forum on Oct 6, 2015 in Toronto where speakers deride OPG"s plan to dump nuke waste on the shore of Lake Huron.

Pickering nuke plant neighbours sent potassium iodide pills

KI: Truth or Lies? KI (potassium iodide) is being distributed right now within the 10 kilometre “zones” of the Pickering & Darlington Nuclear Generating Stations (6 reactors at Pickering, 4 at Darlington) located just east of Toronto, to prevent thyroid cancer in the case of a nuclear accident.

Beyond Nuclear calls for KI distribution out to 50-miles of nuclear power plants and stockpiles out to 200-miles

 

Renewables and Conservation

Tilting at Windmills Canada’s most ambitious green energy plan failed in Ontario —but not for the reason everybody thinks

This Stunning Power Plant Will Use Ocean Tides to Power More Than 150,000 Homes

Does Germany even have enough space for renewables?
A new study finds that Germany has physical space for roughly 50% more onshore wind capacity than the country would need for 100% green electricity. If densely populated Germany could do it, what’s stopping Canada?

 

Events

Camera Atomica July 8 – Nov. 15, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Exhibition traces photographic legacy of “the bomb” and nuclear energy. Free on Wed. nights.

Science for Peace Free Weekly Public Lectures Weds. 7 - 9 pm, University of Toronto
 
Voice of Women for Peace Activism Conference Nov. 6-8, Toronto

 

Take Action!

Please contact Premier Wynne and ask her to pursue ALL of our lower cost electricity options before she signs another deal with OPG or Bruce Power that will make us dependent on outdated nuclear power for the next 30 years or more.

Please click here
to send a message to Premier Wynne and Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli asking them to put Conservation First, not Nuclear First.

Ontario: Import safe and low-cost water power from Quebec rather than rebuild 4 nuclear reactors at Darlington Please sign our petition

Don’t Nuke the Climate
Please sign the petition in support of a nuclear-free, carbon-free energy system and to prevent nuclear power from being considered as a climate solution when the world's governments meet at the COP 21 conference in Paris in Dec. 2015.

Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Please sign the petition to oppose OPG’s plans to bury their nuclear waste on the shore of Lake Huron. And urge your elected officials to pass a resolution to oppose the nuclear dump on the Great Lake Huron. There are already 176 jurisdictions representing over 21 million people that have done so. Find out more here
 



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