Ontario is planning to spend $36 billion to build new reactors at the Darlington nuclear station just east of Toronto. This plan drains funding from affordable green energy and creates radioactive waste, emissions and increased risk of accidents. Let's Make Ontario 100% Renewable
Don’t miss out on your chance to join us on the Ride for Renewables this coming Sunday, May 26! We ride from Pickering to Darlington nuclear stations in support of a green and safe energy future in Ontario.
You can find more information and RSVP at www.riderenew.ca.
It’ll be a great time – you’ll meet new people and enjoy the sun!
Winter is finally over, and with nice weather on the way, it’s time to pull out our bicycles.
On Sunday, May 26, join us as we ride from the Pickering to Darlington nuclear station in support of a green, safe, and affordable energy future.
This event is being organized by dedicated Greenpeace volunteers. If you plan on attending, please RSVP by clicking HERE.
You can learn more about the event at riderenew.ca.
This event happens rain or shine! Hope to see you on May 26.Continue Reading
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is holding hearings on May 29 and 30, 2013, regarding Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) request for a 5-year license renewal for the Pickering nuclear station.
The Pickering B reactors reach the end of the their operational life in 2014, but OPG wants to keep them running until they can replace them with new reactors at Darlington.
This is a reckless proposition. The geriatric Pickering reactors are too dangerous to keep running and stand in the way of safer renewable energy.
Please tell the CNSC to shut down Pickering by sending in a written submission by April 29th. You can also make an oral presentation in May.
You can submit via email at: email@example.com.
We’ve provided some useful resources, including a submission letter template, that you can use towards preparing your submission HERE.
Please read the CNSC’s original “Notice of Public Hearing”…Continue Reading
Today marks the second anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
March 11, 2011, signaled the end of the “safe nuclear” paradigm. Nearly 160,000 people were forced from their homes and tens of thousands more voluntarily evacuated. There has been an estimated $250 million in damages.
These people have not been compensated and for many there is no return to their homes in sight.
Root causes of the Fukushima disaster, including the political influence of the nuclear industry, exist in Canada. The Nuclear Liability Act, a law that caps an operator’s liability at $75 million and absolves suppliers of any responsibility, encourages risk and recklessness.
According to the Centre for Spatial Economics, in the event of an accident at Darlington approximately 477,000 people would be forced from their homes. At $75 million, that amounts to about $157.24 each in compensation.
These laws amount to federal subsidies to the nuclear…Continue Reading
Today, at locations all over the world, Greenpeace targeted nuclear suppliers General Electric, Hitachi, and Toshiba with direct action aimed at exposing their role in the Fukushima disaster and the unjust liability laws that releases them of any responsibility.
Greenpeace Canada activists floated a large blimp outside the Hitachi uranium processing plant in Toronto as scores of cars drove by, many waving and honking their horns in appreciation and agreement.
Despite approximately 160,000 people being forced to evacuate their homes and proof that suppliers knew of design flaws in the Fukushima reactors prior to the disaster, liability laws in Japan have shielded these massive companies and they have not been required to compensate the victims.
In Canada, liability laws cap an operator’s responsibility for a disaster at $75 million. Like Japan, Canadian laws absolve suppliers entirely.
Today’s direct action is part of a larger push by Greenpeace to pressure…Continue Reading