No Nukes News

March 28, 2017

 

Three Mile Island The most serious atomic power reactor disaster in the United States began very early on the morning of March 28, 1979. Generations beyond us will wonder what came over us and why we learnt nothing from TMI and Fukushima and continued taking chances.This new website on TMI by Fairewinds includes updated reports, videos, blog posts, and podcasts. 



 

Ontario

Radioactive Roads Highly Radioactive Liquid Transport from Chalk River, Ontario, to SRS, South Carolina A slideshow by Dr. Gordon Edwards, CCNR. And here are Ten Things Canadians need to know about the proposed Chalk River, ON Nuke Waste Dump

A lot more to be answered about OPG’s nuke waste burial scheme OPG's nuke waste burial scheme on the shore of Lake Huron would mean 22,000 to 24,000 road shipments over 30 years at a cost between $400 million and $1.4 billion: "There will be incremental radiological and conventional transportation risks which are estimated to be between three and 69 road collisions." Canada needs a neutral agency that helps citizens both in Canada and the U.S. analyse OPG's plans.

US Lawmakers united against nearby Canadian nuclear waste site The resolutions urge President Trump and Secretary of State Tillerson to work with their counterparts to prevent a permanent nuclear waste repository from being built within the Great Lakes Basin.

 

The World

Japan court shocks nuclear industry with liability ruling Court sends a shockwave through Japan's nuclear establishment with ruling on Fukushima accident, charging that industry and gov’t knew of the risks but failed to take preventative measures. Here's more.

No Return To Normal - Fukushima, Iitate village 3 min. Greenpeace video showing the massive buildup of radioactive waste from the decontamination effort and the forced return of residents

Fukushima Daiichi is still the world's largest bleeding sore Long before Fukushima, nuclear power was dying of an incurable attack of market forces. Wind and solar devices now offer more flexibility at half the price or less.

Japanese citizens displaced by the Fukushima disaster are forced to return home but are now anti-nuclear activists 3 min. video and story by National Geographic

Toshiba says Westinghouse Nuclear to decide on bankruptcy as it struggles with billions of dollars in liabilities from cost overruns on nuclear construction projects.

The World Faces a Historic Opportunity to Ban Nuclear Weapons While the nuclear-armed states are implementing policies based on unpredictability, nationalism and weakening of international institutions, the majority of the world’s states are preparing to finally outlaw nuclear weapons. Negotiations started at the United Nations in New York on March 27, on a new legally binding treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. Canada and the US voted against the UN resolution, and worse, are boycotting the UN negotiations. Shame!

 

Renewables and Conservation

Sweden to replace nukes with renewables Nuclear is quite an expensive energy source due to safety regulations and funding for long-term nuclear waste management among other things. Renewables, meaning large-scale wind in Sweden, on the other hand, are cheaper and cheaper to commission and to run.

Paris Climate Accord Could Make the World $19 Trillion Richer through investments in renewable power and energy efficiency.

Solar industry says 70,000 jobs knocking on Alberta's door Because of the government's proposed phase out of coal power plants, and the Notley government’s target of generating 30 % of its electricity with renewables by 2030, there will be somewhere between 7,000 to 10,000 megawatts of new renewables.
 

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

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

 

Events

Green Living Show April 7 – 9, Toronto Convention Centre
 
Hydro Rates, Nuclear Debt and the Climate Crisis Enviro Café with Angela Bischoff, Ontario Clean Air Alliance. Tues. April 11, 7:30 p.m. Minden United Church, 21 Newcastle St. Haliburton. Hosted by Environment Haliburton



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