No Nukes News

July 27, 2011

“Powerlessness and silence go together. We in this country should use our privileged positions not as a shelter from the world’s reality but as a platform from which to speak. A voice is a gift. It should be cherished and used.” - Margaret Atwood, Canadian author and poet

“These pipes have more leaks than the Vancouver Canucks goaltending.” – U.S. Congressmen Edward J. Markey, referring to a report that 75% of nuclear reactor sites have leaky pipes


Fukushima is Worse than Chernobyl – on Global Contamination 

http://japanfocus.org/-Chris-Busby/3563

Radioactive tea from Japan detained in France

http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/06/18/52031497.html

Radioactive contamination of beef in Japan worsens

http://www.beyondnuclear.org/radiation-health-whats-new/2011/7/22/radioactive-contamination-of-beef-in-japan-worsens.html

Suicide Plague: Japan swept by Fukushima depression

4 min. news video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZIvPRMCLr0


Nuclear Delusions - Why nuclear power is not a solution to our energy challenge

http://www.countercurrents.org/weyler190711.htm


Bloated Nuclear Projects Mean You Pay More for Electricity.

What is the True Cost of Nuclear Generated Electricity?

What are all the subsidies the nuclear industry receives, what are the ON gov’t plans for new nuclear, and what are the cost effective alternatives?

47 min. audio interview with Jack Gibbons, Chair of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance: http://webtalkradio.net/2011/07/18/earth-guardian-%E2%80%93-bloated-nuclear-projects-mean-you-pay-more-for-electricity-what-is-the-true-cost-of-nuclear-generated-electricity/


How Much Will Tim Hudak’s “Nuclear Tax” Cost You?

Past and present experience shows that if Hudak's nuclear plans are implemented there will be billions in cost over-runs.  So Hudak should fess up: will he allow future nuclear cost overruns to be passedonto electricity consumers? Yes or no.

http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/Blog/how-much-will-tim-hudaks-nuclear-tax-cost-you/blog/35830/


Nuclear Energy, Ontario, Fukushima, Health and Sustainable Alternatives

IARC lists a number of radionuclides as proven causes of cancer including those produced from the mining, milling, manufacturing and use of uranium fission in nuclear power plants. It is now known that there is no safe dose of radiation and even the smallest dose can cause cancer and other health effects

http://preventcancernow.ca/nuclear-energy-ontario-fukushima-health-and-sustainable-alternatives-2


Nuclear power's real chain reaction: spiralling costs

The new delays and bumper cost overruns of EDF's new reactor in France make it very hard to believe that nuclear power can fulfill the promises its supporters make

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2011/jul/22/nuclear-power-cost-delay-edf


No Way to Assess Integrity of Buried Pipes at Nuclear Reactors

Lawmakers release nuclear safety investigation in wake of media report that 75% of nuclear reactor sites have leaky pipes

A story published today by the Associated Press found that tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, has leaked from at least 48 of 65 nuclear sites

http://markey.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4399&Itemid=141


We have a winner: British Columbia’s carbon tax woos sceptics

British Columbia has shown the rest of Canada, a country with high carbon emissions per head, that a carbon tax can achieve multiple benefits at minimal cost. The carbon tax has been good for the environment, good for taxpayers and it hasn’t hurt the economy.

http://www.economist.com/node/18989175


Quebec drives a wedge into national energy plan

Quebec is pledging its opposition to a national plan, while Ontario and Alberta openly bicker about endorsing the oil sands as a sustainable supplier of energy.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/quebec-drives-a-wedge-into-national-energy-plan/article2105580/


Quebec to beat California in setting up first carbon market in North America

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/979584/quebec_to_beat_california_in_setting_up_first_carbon_market_in_north_america.html


Biogas operation one step closer

The operation would see the manure produced from the approximately 175-head dairy herd put into a large above-ground called a digester. The manure will be mixed with other unwanted waste material like grease from restaurants. Bacteria in the mixture works to break down organic matter, and by doing so, produce methane gas. The methane is then used to run an engine and generator to produce electricity. At peak times, the operation will produce 250 killowatts per hour of electricity.

http://www.woodstocksentinelreview.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3219043


 
The Last Mountain is a new and FANTASTIC doc film about coal, and mountain top removal in Appalacia. Ontario buys coal from Central Appalacia, and that likely means mountain top removal. If we don’t get more green energy, then we get more coal and nuclear. That’s our choice.
 
This film needs to get out into communities across ON and Canada; pre-Ontario-election would be best. Do you have a good repertory theatre in your community that might screen this? I can hook you up with the distributors. They charge $150 per screening. CAPE has offered to help pay this fee.
 
Let me know how I can help facilitate this.   -angela@cleanairalliance.org


OSEA FIT Webinar Series: Discussing the Future of the Feed-in Tariff program and solar power development in Ontario (Aug 5)

Special OSEA Interview Series: A political outlook on the future of renewable energy and conservation in Ontario

(Aug 2, Brad Duguid, Liberal; Aug 4, Peter Tabuns, NDP; Aug. 9, Mike Schreiner, Green Party, TBA John Yakabuski, PC)


The Toronto Hiroshima Day Coalition presents the 66th Commemoration of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Faith and Abolition: No Nuclear Weapons, No Nuclear Power

Sat. August 6th , 6:30 p.m. (Origami and lantern making for kids and families at 5 p.m.)

Church of the Holy Trinity (10 Trinity Square, behind the Eaton Centre, near Queen and Bay), Toronto

Angela Bischoff, OCAA – one of several speakers

Performances by Yakudo Japanese Drummers, Common Thread Choir, Raging Grannies, Flutist Ron Korb.

This year’s interfaith commemoration will address the nuclear disaster continuing to unfold in Fukushima, Japan, connecting our growing concern about nuclear power and its relationship to nuclear weapons proliferation.

Survivors Artwork Exhibit

August 2-5, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, Toronto

Exhibition of photographs and paintings by Hiroshima and Nagasaki atom bomb survivors.

For further information: Anton Wagner, awagner@yorku.ca

And in Ottawa:

Sat. Aug 6, Quaker Meeting House, 91A Fourth Ave.

4 p.m. screening of the documentary Film The Strangest Dream, followed by potluck

6:30 lantern making followed by speeches, songs and then a procession to the pond to float the lanterns at dusk.   Our special guest speaker this year will be Japanese Ambassador Ishikawa.  Other speakers include, Dr. Jason Bailey and MPP, Yasir Naqvi.

This event is hosted by Physicians for Global Survival, Project Ploughshares and the Religious Society of Friends ( Quakers )


Say NO to Nuclear Cost Overruns

Send a letter now to Premier Dalton McGuinty and Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and ask them for assurances that SNC Lavalin – or any other nuclear provider – not be allowed to pass its cost overruns onto taxpayers and ratepayers. It’s your money – make your voice heard now before new nuclear contracts are signed. http://www.cleanairalliance.org/aecl

Let’s Stop Burning Coal Now

Send a letter now to Environment Minister John Wilkinson and provincial party leaders calling for a ban on coal-fired electricity exports. http://www.cleanairalliance.org/wilkinson_letter

Sign the Petition Calling for a Moratorium on New Nuclear Projects in ON

http://www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca/petition2.php

Order FREE anti-nuclear and anti-coal leaflets

They contain postcards to politicians. Courtesy of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance.

http://www.cleanairalliance.org/get_involved_order_pamphlets

OCAA’s Provincial Election Questionnaire is In

http://www.cleanairalliance.org/node/997


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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