Nuclear Phaseout

Pickering nuclear seeks to renew its licence

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 »

Pickering Nuclear - A Cracking Bad Idea

Submission to the CNSC, May 2013

A Cracking Bad Idea


Sierra Club Canada and the Ontario Chapter have submitted a detailed report on the Pickering Nuclear Station request for permit extension to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Our research has identified several reasons why closure of the plant should begin immediately.


Some key points from the report:
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