Nuclear Subsidies

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 »

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 »

Bill C-38's first victim: Groups forced to drop court action against radioactive waste export

MEDIA RELEASE, August 16, 2012

OTTAWA – As a direct result of Bill C-38, Sierra Club Canada and the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) are withdrawing their applications for judicial review of permits issued by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to allow Bruce Power to export 1,600 tonnes of radioactive waste (containing plutonium and other radionuclides) through the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway to Sweden.

“Our court case is the first victim of Bill C-38,” said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada. “Our quest for environmental justice and democracy, however, is far from over.”... Read more »

How NOT to Extend the Life of Aging Nuclear Reactors in Ontario

Read SCC's submission to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on the proposed refurbishment of Darlington's nuclear reactors.

There are serious shortcomings and omissions in the OPG (Ontario Power Generation) Environmental Impact Statement that was submitted to CNSC.

Sierra Club Canada is calling for:... Read more »

Sierra Club Canada - Submission to the Senate Committee on Energy (Re: C-38)

May 31, 2012

Submission to the Senate Committee on Energy

Re: Bill C-38

John Bennett, Executive Director

Sierra Club Canada

Thursday, May 31 201

 ... Read more »



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