No Nukes News

August 4, 2016

World Social Forum – For a World Free of the Threat of Nuclear Fission, Both Military and Civilian Global gathering in Montreal, Aug. 8 – 12. Check out the stream of anti-nuclear workshops and come!

By-Election for Scarborough Rouge-River has been called for Sept. 1 Can you help us distribute our beautiful leaflets door to door in the riding? We’ll also be doing an all-candidates questionnaire and attending all-candidates forums. Let me know if you can help make an election issue. Thanks!  

Close Pickering

The World

World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2016 Summary and Conclusions. Here’s an article about the newly released report.

Jump in radioactive contamination in Fukushima waterways Greenpeace Japan has discovered radioactive contamination in Fukushima’s riverbanks, estuaries and coastal waters at a scale hundreds of times higher than pre-2011 levels.

Chernobyl could be reinvented as a solar farm, says Ukraine 6,000 hectares of “idle” land in Chernobyl’s 1,000 square km exclusion zone, which is considered too dangerous for people to live in or farm, could be turned to solar, biogas and heat and power generation.

New York Approves $7.6 Billion Bailout Of Nuclear Power Plants Nuclear can’t compete with lower cost renewables which also create many more jobs. Furthermore, nuclear power is losing money at an astonishing rate

Nuclear scientists push for freedom to express views without fear of reprisals CNSC scientists are extremely fearful of the repercussions they might face for speaking out; that’s why they did so anonymously last week.

Letter Questions Integrity Of Nuclear Licensing Hearings Here is a copy of the letter sent anonymousy to CNSC commissioners from CNSC staff

Our nuclear safety watchdogs shouldn't be part-time Four of the five permanent commissioners of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission are part-time appointees. How can they manage the demanding job of overseeing the safety of nuclear power reactors, research reactors, medical and industrial radio-isotopes, uranium mining and fulfilling Canada’s obligations for ensuring the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons or bombs?

RIP Ursula Franklin Her research into the presence of the radioactive isotope strontium-90 in children’s baby teeth was credited famously in the 1960s with helping to persuade the U.S. government to cease atmospheric nuclear testing. “Whether friend or foe, we are dependent on each other. Survival is collective.”



Jack Gibbons, Chair of OCAA, calls for the closing of the Pickering Nuclear Station at Toronto City Hall 9 min. video

Environment Minister Asked to Merge Two Proposed Nuclear Waste Burial Sites Why are we looking for 2 different sites to dump our nuke waste? More here.


Renewables and Conservation

Delivering Community Power Our postal service can deliver the sustainable infrastructure of the next economy: postal banking that finances green energy, services for seniors, farm-to-table food delivery, coast-to-coast charging stations for electric cars, and much more. 2 minute video

You'll Never Believe How Cheap New Solar Power Is Solar energy has grown 100-fold in the US in the past decade. Bids are coming in as low as 3 cents /kwh.


Take Action!

Can you spare a few hours to help me leaflet blitz Scarborough Rouge River? Contact:

Close the old and dangerous Pickering Nuclear Station – Please Sign the Petition to Close Pickering when its license expires in 2018 rather than extend its life 'till 2028 which is OPG's hope.

Please send Premier Wynne a message asking her to order OPG to develop an immediate decommissioning plan for Pickering and to close this dinosaur by 2018 (when its license expires) at the latest. Background here.

Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Sign the petition calling on Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna to reject OPG's nuclear waste dump on the shore of Lake Huron. And also send a letter to Minister McKenna urging her to reject OPG's nuclear waste burial scheme

Order your free KI (anti-thyroid-cancer) pills here if you live within 50 km of an ON nuclear facility - that includes all of Toronto and beyond. Download your anti-thyroid cancer posters here to post in your office, school, or local cafe.



Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance Sat. Aug. 6, 4:30 tables, 6 p.m. Commemoration, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto. We can abolish nuclear weapons!
Bleeders Aug. 4 – 14, The Theatre Centre Mainspace, Toronto. An Afro-futurist dub-opera. The story takes place way into the future – the Pickering Nuclear Plant has exploded, and a group of Black womxn form a small council. How do we still find hope?

World Social Forum Global gathering in Montreal, Aug. 8 – 12, for a world free of the threat of nuclear fission, both military and civilian. Check out the stream of anti-nuclear workshops and come!

Our Renewable Future – Webinar Thu, Aug 18, 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. EDT

Green Energy Doors Open Sept. 9,10,11. Showcase of more than 150 sustainable energy projects throughout Ontario.

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