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November 6, 2015 –  Please pass this onto a friend!


KI pills would be taken before or during a radioactive leak from nuclear station to help prevent thyroid cancer. If you live within 50 km of the Pickering or Darlington nuclear stations (this includes all of Toronto and into Mississauga) you can order free KI pills from OPG here (plug in your postal code).

"Time to parse the hyperbole over hydro poles. Going forward, there are bigger issues that have been sidelined by the debate about transmission lines — notably the question of ongoing nuclear generation versus energy conservation and alternative supply from Quebec." - Martin Regg Cohn, T.O. Star 

The World

2010 Interview with Sr. Rosalie Bertell She talks about constant low radiation exposure that is introducing mistakes into the gene-pool, shortening the number of generations that will be viable on this planet. She calls for a 7-generations rule to ensure we leave a better future. And she calls for the worldwide elimination of the military which is destroying our culture and our environment.
 
Images Reveal How The Fukushima Exclusion Zone Was Swallowed By Nature 
 
Cancer on the Rise in Post-Fukushima Japan
27 min. video / audio interview with Arnie Gunderson (40 years as a nuclear engineer, managed projects at 70 nuclear stataions)

Nuclear Pipe Nightmares By Dave Lochbaum, Union of Concerned Scientists

US Racing to "test" Deep Borehole Disposal of highly radioactive wastes

FitzPatrick nuclear power plant on Lake Ontario to close
One less threat to Lake Ontario.

Russian military plans mobile nuclear energy plants in Arctic by 2020

 

Ontario

Running out of Nuclear Options OPG is seeking an unprecedented 13-year licence to rebuild 4 reactors at Darlington, but what's good for the nuke industry may not be good for residents living within the impact zone of a severe accident.

Quick facts about the Darlington Nuclear Re-build By Lake Ontario Waterkeeper:

Durham homes receive nuclear emergency potassium iodine pills

Premier Wynne: put public safety first and upgrade nuclear emergency plans to protect Toronto
30 sec. Greenpeace video and petition
 
Rising Electricity Rates Should Halt Ontario’s Nuclear Plans The Green Party of ON is calling on the government to halt plans to rebuild 10 nuclear reactors until an independent, public review of costs and alternatives is completed. ON could keep the lights on with lower cost alternatives such as energy efficiency, water power imports from Quebec, and wind energy. 

Pressure on the Feds to Stop Nuclear Dump on Lake Huron “We are optimistic” that the federal Liberals will take all the time they need to consider and then reject the deep-vault option to bury nuclear waste on the shore of Lake Huron, ON. And here as well. Americans are on the case too.

 

Renewables and Conservation

Vancouver’s green shift to 100% renewable energy by 2050 is a ‘realistic target’  Getting gas-powered cars off the road is the big challenge, but the city has been able to shift 50% of all urban trips to biking, walking or transit in recent years.

Cutting Carbon Could Create Nearly 1 Million Jobs in B.C. by 2050: New Analysis

Germany Could Be a Model for How We’ll Get Power in the Future
The European nation’s energy revolution has made it a leader in replacing nukes and fossil fuels with wind and solar technology.

 

Take Action!

Call for an independent, public review of the costs of nuclear stations in Ontario A Green Party of ON petition
 
Please contact Premier Wynne and ask her to pursue ALL of our lower cost electricity options before she signs another deal with OPG or Bruce Power that will make us dependent on outdated nuclear power for the next 30 years or more. And please click here to send a message to Premier Wynne and Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli asking them to put Conservation First, not Nuclear First.

Don’t Nuke the Climate Please sign the petition in support of a nuclear-free, carbon-free energy system and to prevent nuclear power from being considered as a climate solution when the world's governments meet at the COP 21 conference in Paris in Dec. 2015.

Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Please sign the petition to oppose OPG’s plans to bury their nuclear waste on the shore of Lake Huron. And urge your elected officials to pass a resolution to oppose the nuclear dump on the Great Lake Huron. There are already 179 jurisdictions representing over 21 million people that have done so. Find out more here

 

Events

Voice of Women for Peace Activism Conference Nov. 6-8, Toronto. I’m speaking Sat. a.m. on nuclear rebuilds vs. renewables in ON.

Science for Peace Free Weekly Public Lectures Weds. 7 - 9 pm, University of Toronto

Camera Atomica till – Nov. 15, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Exhibition traces photographic legacy of “the bomb” and nuclear energy. Free on Wed. nights.

24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth Nov. 13-14 The world will come together to demand our global leaders act on climate change and set us on the path to a better future. With the Climate Reality Project.



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