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September 2, 2014 –   Please pass this onto a friend!



The World

Fukushima disaster bill more than $105bn, double earlier estimate "The costs for the accident are designed to be borne by the people through taxes and utility bills," Oshima said. The figure does not include costs for the final disposal of radioactive substances, compensation, decontamination and plant decommissioning.

Experts clash on Fukushima radiation effects Some scientists say authorities in favour of nuclear energy tend to deny the negative findings of researchers.

From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You: A Primer on Radiation and Health New book on the market written by 2 Canadian female physicians.

Uranium Mining Impact in Canada 15 min. video interview with Candyce and Marius Paul of northern Saskatchewan about what the uranium mining industry has done to their community over the last 40 years

Ukrainian nuclear plant vulnerable to Kiev’s artillery strikes

Thinking About Thorium
Thorium does not solve the proliferation, waste, safety, or cost problems of nuclear power, and it still faces major technical hurdles for commercialization. Find out more in the links compiled here by Beyond Nuclear.

Radioactive wild boar roaming the forests of Germany Tests by the state government show that more than one in three wild boars gave off such high levels of radiation, thought to be a legacy of Chernobyl, that they were unfit for human consumption 

Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety Amy Goodman of Democracy Now interviews Eric Schlosser about his new book,which explores how often the United States has come within a hair's breadth of a domestic nuclear detonation or an accidental war. 16 min. video

Nuclear Safety Regulator Submits “Severe” Accident Study That is 562 Times Less Than Fukushima

 

Ontario

An Ontario-Quebec power pact would have a win-win outcome Ontario needs cheaper energy and Quebec has plenty of surplus power to offer. Ontarians already pay some of the highest electricity prices in the country. Importing power from Quebec is a much cheaper and more reliable option than continuing to depend on nuclear. By Jeff Rubin.

Quebec, Ontario relationship back on track Both Premiers are talking about taking advantage of Quebec’s hydroelectric surplus amid rising energy prices in Ontario. Can they do a deal that has eluded the two neighbouring provinces for decades — Quebec mired in political separatism and Ontario myopic about its own energy isolationism? Quebec Premier Couillard: “We have power available, we have surpluses . . . we also want to sell it to our neighbours.” At their first formal meeting in Quebec this month, Wynne said she needed “une bonne deal.” Couillard counters that the price “will be right.”

 

Renewables and Conservation

CHART: How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind, Solar, Oil, And Coal? Fossil fuels are responsible for far more bird fatalities than solar or wind.

MicroFIT Price Review 2014 A good critique of Ontario’s FIT and MicroFIT green energy programs

 

Take Action!

Pardon anti-nuclear activists Gregory Boertje-Obed, Sister Megan Rice, and Michael Walli. Please sign the petition. They've done enough time. And we've all done more than enough time living under the terror of nuclear weapons.

Let’s put ending electricity separatism at the top of the Premiers Meeting agenda Send a letter to Premier Wynne and Minister Chiarelli to strike an electricity trade deal with Quebec Premier that can have big benefits for both provinces.

Quebec imports can save us $1 billion per year As our new pamphlet explains, importing clean hydro power from Quebec is a much cheaper way to meet our electricity needs than re-building the Darlington Nuclear Plant. Order free copies today to distribute to your neighbours, family and friends.

 

Events

Environmental Hearings for Uranium Mining in Quebec Sept. 3 – 25

Joint Review Panel for the Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) Project for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste Sept. 9 – 18, Kincardine Ontario. Attend in person or watch online here: www.ceaa.gc.ca See the Public Notice and Schedule.

Nuclear Power is NOT the answer to Climate Change Mon. Sept. 15, 10 a.m. – noon, New York City

People’s Climate March – Join the Nuclear Free, Carbon Free contingent Sept. 21, New York City



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