No Nukes News

October 13, 2011


An Energy Efficiency Strategy for Ontario's Homes, Buildings and Industries - By investing in energy efficiency we can reduce our energy bills, raise our GDP, create jobs, reduce the federal and provincial deficits and lower our greenhouse gas emissions.

Liberals re-elected in Ontario: Green Energy Act and feed-in-tariff program live on – Good analysis of the election relative to energy.

'It's insane': Feds invest heavily in AECL even as they sell off reactor division - The federal Conservative government tossed more than $183 million into Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. in the first three months of the fiscal year — nearly double the total annual budget — even as it was selling off the nuclear reactor division for just $15 million, plus royalties.

Ont. nuclear reactor can run until 2016 with no safety problems, licensing hearing told - The federal operating permit for the sprawling Chalk River nuclear complex two hours northwest of Ottawa, including the 53-year-old National Research Universal (NRU) medical isotope reactor, expires Oct. 31. Against the backdrop of Japan's Fukushima reactor disaster, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is deliberating whether to grant a five-year extension, requested by the newly restructured Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., which owns and operates the 37-square-kilometre site of the oldest nuclear reactor in the world.

After Fukushima, Does Nuclear Power Have a Future? - Venezuela and Israel, both countries that had harbored nuclear power ambitions, decided they could do without after all. “I think we’ll go for the gas,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNN. “I think we’ll skip the nuclear.”

Radiation in Japan - Hot spots and blind spots - The mounting human costs of Japan’s nuclear disaster - Iitate had the misfortune to be caught by a wind that carried radioactive particles (including plutonium) much farther than anybody initially expected after the nuclear disaster. Almost all the 6,000 residents have been evacuated, albeit belatedly, because it took the government months to decide that some villages outside a 30km radius of the plant warranted special attention. Now it offers an extreme example of how difficult it will be to recover from the disaster.

Knocking on Devil’s Door – In this film documentary, an extraordinary cast of scholars, scientists, physicians, activists, and global ethicists reveal nuclear energy as a gross violation of human rights, and an industry corrupted by money, greed and deception. Watch it online here.

Over 7,000 people observe fast against nuclear project in India

Earth Focus: Nuclear Power - Risks and Consequences 41 min. video documentary 
This investigative report looks at the untold stories behind 3 of the world's largest nuclear disasters: Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima. 

10 Most Radioactive Places on Earth

Future of Hope – Thur. Oct. 13, 5:15 p.m., Royal Ontario Museum (Avenue Road and Bloor), Toronto

On Coal River – Thur. Oct. 13, 9:30 p.m. Al Green Theatre (Bloor and Spadina), Toronto
Coal strip-mining operations have long defined the economy and prosperity of the communities surrounding Coal River Valley, West Virginia; now it threatens their long-term health and vitality.

Powerful - Energy for Everyone and From Chernobyl to Fukuhima: A Campaigner’s Journey and Leonids Story – Saturday October 15, 2:45 p.m., Al Green Theatre (Bloor and Spadina), Toronto

Civil Society Working for Nuclear Abolition - Thur. Oct. 20, 4-6 pm, University College, Rm. 179, U of Toronto

Communication in Action – a PeaceWorks course – practical skills for effective social change
6 evening course stating Oct. 24th, downtown Toronto

Angela Bischoff
Outreach Director
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
160 John Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ont. M5V 2E5
Phone 416-260-2080 ext. 1
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