Radioactive Waste

Sierra Club Ontario and New York Say No to Darlington Refurbishment and New Build

Proposal may violate Canada–U.S. Air Quality Agreement

December 3, 2012
For Immediate Release

(Courtice, Ontario and Cheektowaga, New York) - A proposal to refurbish Ontario’s Darlington Nuclear Generating Station (DNGS) may be in violation of Canada’s transboundary treaty obligations. The Sierra Club has told the Environmental Assessment Panel considering Ontario Power Generation’s proposed New Build and Refurbishment and Continued Operation of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station (DNGS) that the proposals may violate the 1991 Canada–U.S. Air Quality Agreement.  
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Darlington nuclear hearings pushed back


Strong public interest has forced Canada’s nuclear safety regulator to postpone hearings to consider the refurbishment of the Darlington nuclear site’s reactors. 

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) recently announced they would change the date of the public hearings – regarding an application by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to refurbish Darlington’s nuclear reactors, among other things – from November 13 and 14 to December 3 to 6.

According to the nuclear safety organization, the extra days were added “in light of the high number of interventions.”  

The three days of hearings will be held at the Hope Fellowship Church on 1685 Bloor Street in Courtice. All proceedings will be webcast live on the CNSC website and archived for 90 days.

Though the high number of interventions forced the CNSC to add an additional day, no new interventions are being accepted.... Read more »

Who will eat from radioactive kitchenware?

Media Release, October 12, 2012

OTTAWA – Documents released yesterday indicate that back in May the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) was alerted to a shipment containing radioactive kitchenware (contaminated with Cobalt 60) and it wasn’t until October 5th CNSC ordered Hanin Shipping [1] to remove their radioactive shipment from a dock in Montreal.

This incident raises a number of very serious questions, including:... Read more »

The Hazards of the Darlington Nuclear Station post Fukushima: A Panel Discussion (Oct10)

While other countries are abandoning nuclear power post Fukushima and investing heavily in renewable energy, the Ontario government is spending billions to keep nuclear on life support.

This November the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold public hearings to consider Ontario Power Generation (OPG)’s request to spend $8 – 14 billion to rebuild the Darlington nuclear station in order to stretch out its operational life to 2055.  

Where: Metro Hall, King and John St., Room #303, Toronto

When: Wednesday, October 10th, 7 – 9 pm

Cost:      Free

Who:    The Panel will include

Angela Bischoff, Outreach Director with the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA), will moderate and share OCAA’s work to promote alternatives to the Darlington nuclear station. ... Read more »

Nuclear waste dump in Great Lakes?

Learn about current proposals to bury nuclear waste and the Great Lakes locations being considered for the dump:

Sunday, Sept. 30, 6:30-8:30pm

St. Clair County Community College

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