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Nov. 19, 2012 – Please pass this onto a friend!

Say this 5 times fast: Renewableluyah! Anti-nukeluyah!
Action: We’re asking the NDP to oppose the Darlington re-build proect. Can you contribute a few hours to help us distribute our latest leaflet door to door, either in your own neighbourhood on your on time, OR with us on a group blitz? We’ll visit, treat you to coffee, and then fan out. Contact me for more details, but these are the group blitz dates:
Sat. Nov. 24, 11 a.m. – Riverdale
Tues. Nov. 27, 6 p.m. – High Park

The World

So Far So Good for Germany's Nuclear Phase-Out, Despite Dire Predictions
The Next Fukushima is Ready & Waiting...
7 min. video interview with Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear. The latest news from Japan. “A third of the children in Fukushima prefecture have nodules and cysts on their thyroids. This could be a precursor for thyroid pathology and thyroid cancer, a disease unheard of in children.”

Indian nuclear deal seen as ‘end-run’ around non-proliferation treaty The transfer of nuclear materials for whatever purpose to a country that is not part of the NPT is a violation of the treaty. And here’s another take on the nuclear deal with India by Ontarian Paul McKay. Canadians should view Harper not as a patriot, but as a huckster from hell. This is because India presents a past, present and future danger as a nuclear weapons proliferator

Tepco seeks more govt support as Fukushima costs soar Tepco indicates costs could rise to $120 bln. Utility says financial burden would be impossible to bear  xxx check to see if this was posted already

The Decline of Nuclear Power Worldwide Blog and associated articles by Dr. Gordon Edwards

Quebec -- latest decommissioning supply chain opportunity In Canada’s largest province of Quebec, Hydro Quebec has announced that the only nuclear power plant that exists there is to be shut down in a $1.8m project, where the decommissioning process will take up to 50 years.

Fukushima should warn us off nuclear power, says eco-theologian
There’s No "Safe" Dose of Radiation Another Lethal Lie From the Nuclear Industry
The Yellow Flow Joe Bayha 3 minute music video about the Dene who worked and died mining uranium in the NWT



Community revs for fight against uranium plant Several hundred people showed up to two neighbourhood meetings held this week in the wake of revelations that the GE-Hitachi plant at 1025 Lansdowne processes uranium into fuel for Canadian nuclear reactors.

Flood of concern over nuclear dump Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley is asking his fellow Great Lakes mayors to join him in raising concerns about plans to bury nuclear waste near Lake Huron. And here’s a news video report called Nuclear Waste Woes.

Nuclear Waste Watch is a  network of organizations concerned about high level radioactive waste and nuclear power in Canada


Renewables and Conservation

OSEA’s Call to Action Will we go quietly, letting FIT 2.0 and 3.0 die when we have the power to save it? Ontario Sustainable Energy Assoc. is asking people to give our leaders a clear signal that the FIT must continue and that further delays are unacceptable!

Denmark Solar Energy Goal Reached 8 Years Early In fact, solar power demand is growing so quickly that 2020 numbers may be five times bigger than the original plan.


Take Action!

Looking for a Champion at Queen’s Park! Premier McGuinty and Tim Hudak have been very clear that they plan to spend tens of billions on new nuclear projects.  Meanwhile, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has sat on the fence on this issue. If you’d like to encourage the NDP to take political leadership on this issue, and clearly position themselves against all new nuclear projects in the province, please order copies of our new leaflet, $35 billion to rebuild the Darlington nuclear station vs. $16 billion for 2.3 million home energy retrofits - Which will Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath choose? 
Guelph deserves respect!  Please email Energy Minister Chris Bentley and Guelph MPP Liz Sandals and ask them to direct the Ontario Power Authority to work with the City of Guelph to implement its Community Energy Plan in order to reduce our energy bills, protect our neighbourhoods, create jobs in Guelph, and avoid the need for the proposed Guelph Transmission Line.
Ask NDP Leader Andrea Horwath to oppose the Darlington rebuild. Send a letter here. And if you’re up for helping blitz subway stations and door-to-door, let me know. Thanks!
Send a letter to Premier McGuinty asking for an environmental review of the Darlington rebuild project.



Leaflet Blitz Sat. Nov. 24, 11 a.m. – Riverdale, Toronto. Contact

Leaflet Blitz Tues. Nov. 27, 6 p.m. – High Park, Toronto. Contact

Sustainable Power Plants and Communities Nov. 29, Toronto

A Mountain of Radioactive Waste 70 Years High: Ending the Nuclear Age December 1-3, Chicago

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