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Petition to the Legislature of Ontario

Whereas the Government of Ontario is planning to spend upwards of $26.5 billion on new nuclear generating stations and;

Whereas every nuclear construction and retrofit project undertaken in the history of Ontario has resulted in massive cost overruns; and
Whereas Ontario’s nuclear generating units have routinely performed below expectations, requiring extensive repairs due to premature aging and unexpected breakdowns and producing energy at levels well below those promised by builders; and

Whereas the people of Ontario have been left with a massive $20 billion public debt from past nuclear cost overruns and have been subject to the harmful effects of an increase in the use of dirty coal power to compensate for poor nuclear performance,

We, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to pass a Nuclear Cost Responsibility Act requiring that all contracts for new nuclear construction or retrofits include a strict prohibition on passing on capital cost overruns to taxpayers or ratepayers and include significant financial penalties for failing to have units ready on time. We understand that such conditions are already mandatory in contracts for renewable and natural gas-fired generating projects and believe that it is only fair and reasonable that nuclear projects be subject to the same conditions.

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Ontario's Green Future

Sign the petition for a Nuclear Cost Responsibility Act for Ontario

Every nuclear construction project in Ontario's history has gone massively over budget. And we are all on the hook for these runaway costs, paying a nuclear debt surcharge on every kilowatt of electricity we use. Renewable and natural gas generating projects are strictly prohibited from passing on cost overruns to consumers or taxpayers. It’s time to level the playing field and end nuclear’s free ride.

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Ontario Clean Air AllianceThe Ontario Clean Air Alliance is a coalition of health and environmental organizations, faith communities, municipalities, utilities, unions, corporations and individuals working for cleaner air through a coal phase-out and a shift to a renewable electricity future.