No Nukes News

March 16, 2017



Rally in Pickering on the 6th Anniversary of Fukushima disaster calls for closure of the aging Pickering nuclear station Crowd chants 'shut it down'. "This is an accident waiting to happen."



Ontario

Highly Enriched Uranium transport objected to by First Nations “It is appalling that such reckless and irresponsible plans are given approval by the regulators and the Courts when far more sensible solutions are at hand,” added Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Simon. Dr. Gordon Edwards agrees: “Canada in fact, is the only country in the world where these transports have been required or requested in a liquid form, and we believe that that’s completely unnecessary and foolhardy.” Listen to a 10 min. interview with Dr. Gordon Edwards here.

An excellent critique of The Ontario government's recent announcement of its "Fair Hydro Plan" And here's more.

Ten Things Canadians need to know about the proposed Chalk River, ON Nuke Waste Dump This proposed mega-dump for radioactive waste would be enormous. It would stand seven stories high and cover an area the size of 70 NHL hockey rinks. And it's on the Ottawa River, drinking water source for millions of Canadians. 

Citizens upset by proposed radioactive waste dump beside the Ottawa River A consortium of multinational companies is behind the proposal. If approved, the 30–hectare nuke dump would dispose of up to one million cubic metres of low- and medium-level radioactive waste.

Local groups oppose plan for nuclear waste site on Ottawa River The site was an island in the river in recent geological times. Leaks from the dump could contaminate drinking water for towns and cities downstream.

 

The World

They want you to think the Fukushima nuclear disaster is over. But it’s still with us.

Radioactive Boars in Fukushima Thwart Residents’ Plans to Return Home
Some of the boars have shown levels of radioactive element cesium-137 that are 300 times higher than safety standards.

Fukushima disaster evacuees told to return to abandoned homes People who fled after March 2011 nuclear meltdown face losing housing subsidies if they do not go back, despite radiation fears.

Six Years Of Fukushima: Six Lessons The first lesson is that severe accidents at nuclear plants and other facilities are not one-time events and dealing with just the damaged structures, let alone the radioactive contamination of the environment, from such accidents can take decades.

Fukushima 6 years later: radioactive boars and $188 billion in clean-up costs Nuclear safety may not come cheap, but lack of safety is very costly indeed.

A Fukushima Survivor's Story - Setsuko Kida 7 min. video

The Radium Girls — still glowing in their coffins Kate Moore pays tribute to last century’s tragic factory workers, who suffered grotesque poisoning from luminous paint — to aid the war effort

 

Renewables and Conservation

Wind power blows through nuclear and coal as costs drop at sea Offshore wind projects coming online today are already delivering power at almost half the price of those finished in 2012 thanks to larger turbines and greater competition.

 

Take Action!

Sign the petition to Prime Minister of Japan to demand the government provides fair compensation, housing support, and is fully transparent about the radiation risks from Fukushima

No Olympics or Paralympics in Radioactive Fukushima Petition.

Sign our petition to close the old and dangerous Pickering Nuclear Station
when its license expires in 2018 rather than extend its life 'till 2028 which is OPG's hope. And then send the petition to all your friends.

Can you spare a few hours to leaflet blitz your neighbourhood mailboxes? Help us make the closure of the Pickering nuclear station a public issue. Contact: angela@cleanairalliance.org

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.

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

 


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