One day soon, people in Ontario may spot an armed convoy passing through their town. Heavily armed guards will be protecting trucks carrying thousands of litres of radioactive waste containing highly enriched (weapons-grade) uranium in a toxic mixture of acid and countless other radioactive isotopes. It will be the most dangerous transport of nuclear waste ever attempted in Canada.... Read more »
Sierra Club Canada Submission To The Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project Joint Panel
(CEAR Reference Number: 07-05-29525)
February 21, 2011
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The Long-Term Energy Plan review now underway in Ontario demands our attention despite its sleep-inducing name. The choices the Wynne government makes will affect your pocket book, our economic competitiveness and the health of our environment.... Read more »
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PICKERING - Those who run Canada’s oldest operating nuclear power plant are seeking to keep it running at least another five years.
But some residents who live within a few kilometres of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Plant are not keen on the idea.
When Michelle Simeunovich first moved to her home, she didn’t think much about the power plant on the other side of Frenchman’s Bay.
Japan’s latest nuclear accident — the 2011 Fukushima disaster — changed that for her.
“Would I buy a home this close to a nuclear plant, knowing what I do now? No,” Simeunovich said.
She says she is concerned about living under the shadow of an aging nuclear station.... Read more »
Ontario’s oldest nuclear plant pleads its case this week for a few more years of active life.
But nuclear skeptics say it’s time to bring down the axe on the Pickering nuclear station.
It’s an old debate that pits hardened nuclear campaigners such as Greenpeace against low-profile supporters such as the Pickering Soccer Club.
It comes to a head because the Pickering station’s operating license runs out this year. But Ontario Power Generation, which owns and operates the plant, wants to keep the station running until about 2020.
The company wants to continue the operation without doing an environmental impact assessment, and without performing a major overhaul of the aging station.... Read more »