No Nukes News

March 26, 2011

 

We have finally arrived at the watershed moment when the fairy tale of nuclear safety is being seriously challenged. - Pan Han-shen, Taiwan’s Green Party

For the best updates on the Japan nuclear crisis see http://www.beyondnuclear.org/


Officials suspect dangerous breach at Fukushima nuclear plant

A suspected breach in the reactor at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant could mean more serious radioactive contamination

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/960481--officials-suspect-dangerous-breach-at-fukushima-nuclear-plant?bn=1 

 

Japanese nuclear officials fear crack in reactor core

Possible damage at Fukushima nuclear power plant could cause leak of high levels of radiation

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/25/japanese-nuclear-fear-crack-reactor-core


Nuclear in the Spotlight – Wed. Mar. 30, Toronto

Wed. March 30th, 7:30 p.m.

Annex Live, 296 Brunswick (at Bloor), Toronto

With performers Mike Ford, Meghan Morrison, Richard Underhill, Michael Louis Johnson, the Raging Grannies and more.

Kevin Kamps from Beyond Nuclear will speak to the current situation in Japan.

Help OCAA turn Ontario away from nuclear and toward safer options. 

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=192323914141758

http://nuclearspotlight.eventbrite.com/


Nuclear question marks

Public hearings about nuclear reactors are supposed to answer questions. But the first week of hearings into proposed new reactors at the Darlington nuclear site has left some answers hanging.

http://www.thestar.com/business/companies/article/961876--nuclear-question-marks


Anti-nuclear campaigner attacks expansion of Darlington

Caldicott marveled that Canada is considering new reactors in the face of the Fukushima catastrophe. “We are on the precipice of absolute devastation in Japan,” she said.

http://www.thestar.com/business/article/960365--anti-nuclear-campaigner-attacks-expansion-of-darlington


Ottawa needs to be weaned from its nuclear obsession

New nuclear reactors – around the entire world – are 100 per cent subsidized. – Amory Lovin

Enough is enough. For environmental reasons, for economic reasons and for political reasons (including nuclear proliferation), the government should end its obsession with nuclear power: Until the industry can buy its own reactors, get rid of its own wastes and pay for its own insurance.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/commentary/neil-reynolds/ottawa-needs-to-be-weaned-from-its-nuclear-obsession/article1951790/


Preventing the Next Nuclear Meltdown

The Lessons of the Fukushima Disaster for U.S. Nuclear Policy

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/67667/victor-gilinsky/preventing-the-next-nuclear-meltdown

Note:  The author warns against the dangers of refurbishing old reactors whose standards were inadequate to begin with, because they were based on false assumptions and invalid design calculations. Also, while this article refers to US nuclear policy, Canadians and others should take note.


We tried the nuclear power experiment -- and it didn't work

Nuclear energy is simply not insurable in the free market. Period.

Nuclear power is simply not worth risk. We tried the nuclear experiment -- it did not work. It is time we cut our losses and started putting all of our financial resources into a portfolio of renewable energy technologies.

http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3041655


Spewing from Meltdowns: Dangerous Plumes of Disinformation

There is no level of radiation exposure, no matter how small, that is harmless. Every federal agency that regulates radioactive pollution agrees.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/03/23-1


Anishinabe Women Oppose Nuclear Shipment Through Great Lakes

5 minute video.

A group of Anishinabe women are determined to stop a proposed shipment of steam generators contaminated with nuclear waste travelling through the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/03/anishinabe-women-oppose-nuclear-shipment-through-great-lakes/


Germany’s solar panels produce more power than Japan’s entire Fukushima complex

http://www.grist.org/article/2011-03-22-germanys-solar-panels-produce-more-power-than-japans-entire-fuku#comments#comments


OPG Failure to comply with Undertaking to the Commissioner of Competition

The Ontario Clean Air Alliance has filed an official complaint with the federal Commissioner of Competition, Melanie Aitken, with respect to Ontario Power Generation’s newspaper advertisements which falsely claimed that it had completed its last three major nuclear projects “on budget”.   We have asked the Commissioner to penalize OPG for false advertising and to require it to print prominent retractions in every daily newspaper in Ontario.

Please contact melanie.aitken@bc-cb.gc.ca and ask her to investigate our complaint and issue a decision as soon as possible.


Angela Bischoff
Outreach Director
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
Tel: 416 926 1907 x 246
625 Church Street, #402
Toronto, ON M4Y 2G1
angela@cleanairalliance.org
www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca
www.cleanairalliance.org
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