Nuclear Subsidies

Environmental groups commence legal proceedings against proposed shipment of radioactive waste through the Great Lakes

For Immediate Release
March 8, 2011

TORONTO – The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and Sierra Club Canada (SCC) announced today that they have jointly commenced legal proceedings in the Federal Court of Canada in relation to the controversial proposal by Bruce Power Inc. to ship radioactive waste to Sweden.

“Major policy changes in the handling of nuclear waste should not be made in an ad hoc fashion,” said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada. “Municipalities, First Nations, organizations and individuals all demanded to be heard on the shipping of 1,600 tonnes of nuclear waste through the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River, but their concerns were ignored.”... Read more »

Nuclear Threats to the Great Lakes and Transition to Clean Safe Energy – International Roundtable

Saturday, May 14, 9AM - 5 PM   Henry Ford Community College
Society of Mechanical Engineers (SME) Bldg.
5101 Evergreen Rd. Dearborn, MI – First entrance south of Ford Rd.

To mapquest directions, the address of the SME Building is: 1 Sme Drive, Dearborn, MI 48121
General directions to the campus are available here (scroll down page):

Scheduled speakers:
Dr. Gordon Edwards - President of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility - to address the radioactive contamination of the Earth and its Waters - accidental or deliberate?... Read more »

Is Canada prepared for a nuclear disaster?

Ottawa's invested too much and grown too close to act as an independent regulator, critics say. Jenny Uechi Posted: Apr 21st, 2011 Send Article Print Article Read More:CanadaNewsWorldCanadian Nuclear Safety CommissionCNSCDarlingtonGentilly 2Gordon EdwardsHydro QuebecJohn Bennettnuclearnuclear powernuclear power plantPickeringradiationSierra Club « prevnext »Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Ottawa is too involved in Canada's nuclear industry to effectively regulate it, critics say. To tackle the problem, they're calling for a non-partisan royal commission inquiry into the future of the country's nuclear power industry.

Gordon Edwards, president and co-founder of the Canadian Coalition of Nuclear Responsibility, said the federal government is "completely dependent on the nuclear industry to tell them what to do."... Read more »

'No safe levels' of radiation in Japan

In a nuclear crisis that is becoming increasingly serious, Japan’s Nuclear Safety Agency confirmed that radioactive iodine-131 in seawater samples taken near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex that was seriously damaged by the recent tsunami off the coast of Japan is 4,385 times the level permitted by law.

Airborne radiation near the plant has been measured at 4-times government limits.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, the company that operates the crippled plant, has begun releasing more than 11,000 tons of radioactive water that was used to cool the fuel rods into the ocean while it attempts to find the source of radioactive leaks. The water being released is about 100 times more radioactive than legal limits.
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Why aren't the networks and politicians talking about nuclear power?

OTTAWA - The nuclear crisis in Japan has spread radioactive iodine to Canada. A large area of Japan will be uninhabitable for generations. A similar event at the Pickering Nuclear Power Plant would force the evacuation of Toronto making millions homeless and crippling Canada's financial capital.

If this election is about the economy then why isn't the media asking questions about the cost of nuclear power and nuclear safety?

The nuclear industry has drawn billions in federal subsidies and half a billion more in latest federal budget. Why isn't the media asking leaders about subsidies for the nuclear industry?

Around the world countries like Germany have announced plans to reconsider nuclear power. Last week dozens of Canadian organizations called for a moratorium on nuclear power. Why didn't the media seek the reaction of the party leaders in Canada?

Why aren't we debating this critical issue?... Read more »


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