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Aug. 19, 2011

 

The Billion Dollar Question that Tim Hudak needs to answer:

Will he leave taxpayers on the hook for nuclear project bailouts?

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Reports indicate Fukushima nuclear crisis worsening and widening 

As the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe that began on March 11, 2011 now continues beyond 161 days, news accounts indicate that the accident maybe worsening and the scope of radioactive contamination widening. Great article with lots of links. Or watch the 8 minute news report.

 

Japan Held Nuclear Data, Leaving Evacuees in Peril  The day after a giant tsunami set off the continuing disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, thousands of residents at the nearby town of Namie gathered to evacuate.

 

Issue of radiation-tainted food in Japan escalates 

Mushrooms Join Growing List of Radioactive Threats to Japans Food Chain

 

Watch Angela’s presentation at Toronto’s Hiroshima Day Commemoration 

12 minute video, Aug, 6, 2011

 

Read the transcript here 

We can all agree the world would be better off without more nuclear weapons and nuclear armed nations. But this requires removing the political cover provided by civilian nuclear power programs. 

 

Chernobyl Heart 

This Academy Award®-winning, 40 min. documentary CHERNOBYL HEART reveals those hardest hit by radiation, including thyroid cancer patients and children suffering from unfathomable congenital birth and heart defects. In Belarus, only 15-20% of babies are born healthy. Roche comforts children who are born with multiple holes in their heart, a condition known in Belarus as “Chernobyl heart.”

 

Playing politics with nuclear debt

Today, Davis's successor, Conservative Leader Tim Hudak, is playing politics with the debt retirement charge, promising to eliminate it. You can't just snap your fingers and make a $10 billion dollar debt disappear, so Hudak plans to create the illusion that he has eliminated this cost on your electricity bill by shifting it to the provincial budget. This is a shell game. You will still pay for Darlington's debt, but it will just be hidden in your taxes. Worse still, Hudak has vowed to build more unneeded and expensive reactors at Darlington but has refused to say whether he'll allow the inevitable future cost overruns to be passed onto electricity consumers. Hudak should tell the truth before the Oct. 6 election. Will he force Ontarians to foot the bill for his multibillion-dollar nuclear plans? Yes or no?

 

CNSC 101: An Information Session for Stakeholders  

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold a one-day information session in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), on September 23, 2011. CNSC 101 provides an overview of the CNSC’s history, structure, mandate, and three core processes: management of the regulatory framework, licensing and certification, and compliance. To register, please send us your name, address, phone number and, if applicable, organization, to: cnsc101-ccsn101@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca

 

Nuclear Roulette – available for download, for free! 

Released in June 2011, a superb resource. Download it for free or get a hard copy from Angela for $15 plus $3 postage.

 

Watch Northwatch’s presentation to Wawa, Ontario’s City Council re: the siting of a nuclear waste dump in their community 

3 part video

 

Stop Maxim Coal!  

Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent is about to announce new rules for coal power that will require any new plant to drastically cut its pollution. But the coal industry is trying to cheat, and build a massive coal power plant just before the new rules take effect. Please take a minute to send a message to Environment Minister Kent, calling on him to make Maxim Power play by the rules:

The Plan to Stop Obama From Letting the World's Dirtiest Oil Project Run Through the US 

The Obama administration is being intensely lobbied to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, but our campaign will match that.

 

China To Double Solar Capacity By Year End 

China will double its solar capacity to around 2 gigawatts (GW) by the end of the year as the world's largest solar-panel maker ramps up domestic installation

 

Events:

Toronto People’s Assembly Fair

Saturday August 27th, noon – 5 p.m., Dufferin Grove Park (Dufferin, South of Bloor), Toronto

This fun and family-friendly event aims to engage the public with interactive and creative activities on the theme of climate justice.  

 

Urgency of Countering Global Warming: A Scientific View


Sunday August 28, 2 p.m., OISE, 252 Bloor Street West (at St. George Subway), Toronto
This study session on Climate Change will present the key scientific facts in non-technical terms, using the work of leading climatologist Dr. James Hansen.

 


Thank you for helping get the word out!

Angela Bischoff
Outreach Director
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
160 John Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ont. M5V 2E5
Phone 416-260-2080 ext. 1
angela@cleanairalliance.org
www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca
www.cleanairalliance.org
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