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Dec. 19, 2011 – Please pass this onto a friend!


A new holiday tradition – guess the nuclear costs!Win $100!

Closing Pandora’s Box: As radioactive spent fuel piles up, the world seeks a solution

Detailed Illustrations of Mutated Insects Challenge the Science Of Nuclear Power - These disturbingly beautiful watercolor paintings of mutated insects by Swiss science artist and illustrator Cornelia Hesse-Honegger show that even properly functioning nuclear power plants can have a negative effect on organisms.

Why Canada’s nuclear cleanup will cost billions and take decades

Decades of nuclear power have left a dangerous legacy

Fukushima - Could it Have a China Syndrome? - Fairewinds' Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen discusses whether the accidents at Fukushima were a meltdown, a melt-through, or a China Syndrome. Whatever the accidents are named, thousands of tons of water contaminated with plutonium, uranium, and other very toxic radioactive isotopes are flooding the site, the surrounding water table, and the ocean. 12 min. video

Is there a China Syndrome at Fukushima? – 7 min. video interview with Paul Gunter of Beyond Nuclear

After Fukushima: Enough Is Enough – Helen Caldicott in the NYT

40 years estimated to scrap Fukushima plant

'Absolutely no progress being made' at Fukushima nuke plant, undercover reporter says

Chalk River’s toxic legacy

Nuclear power proposal for Alberta withdrawn by company

Saugeen Shores Nuclear Waste Site: Permanent Dump Idea Sparks Unease In Southern Ontario Community

Radioactive water spills at N.B. nuclear plant Facility evacuated as a precautionary measure

Occupiers disrupt Fermi 3 meeting - Several demonstrators belonging to Occupy Toledo said building a third nuclear plant is dangerous. Minutes into a hearing, about 10 of them chanted the dangers of building a reactor.

Waterkeeper’s comments on Cameco’s Port Hope licensing application – Dec. 19 is the deadline to submit your comments or announce your intention to speak before the CNSC (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission) about Cameco’s application to renew. For more info: <>

Major Coal Victory – LS Power Agrees to Abandon Two Coal Projects, Invest in Solar

For coal plants, the end of an era - Targeted campaigns have blocked half of proposed new US coal power plants – Go Alberta!

Big Oil and Canada thwarted U.S. carbon standards - Emails show how a Washington lobbyist enlisted Canadian officials to beat back U.S. carbon standards       

Ontario Feed-in Tariff 2011 Review: More Jobs, Affordable, Clean Energy, and a Brighter Future for Ontario

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Renewable Energy (Especially Wind and Solar)

Denmark aims for 100 percent renewable energy in 2050

Solar power much cheaper to produce than most analysts realize, study finds

German Village Produces 321% More Energy Than It Needs! - Ok, those Germans are just showing off now. Not only has the nation announced plans to shut down all of its nuclear power plants and started the construction of 2,800 miles of transmission lines for its new renewable energy initiative, but now the village of Wildpoldsried is producing 321% more energy than it needs! The small agricultural village in the state of Bavaria is generating an impressive $5.7 million in annual revenue from renewable energy.

During this Christmas time we should take time to thank Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO of Bruce Power, the largest nuclear conglomerate in the world, for his gifts to humanity:

And oh ya, maybe, just maybe with such a great record he might just abandon shipping those 'slightly' radioactive crates (SGs) across the globe to Sweden!

Thanks so much, Santa Duncan, and a Happy (no-) nuclear year to you, too!

Cheers,  Ziggy.



Angela Bischoff
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