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
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 »
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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Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:10pm GMT
* Refurbishment could cost C$6-10 billion
* OPG wants Darlington reactors to run for 30 more years
Sept 21 (Reuters) - Canadian nuclear regulators will hold a hearing on Dec 3 to 6, 2012 to consider province-owned generating company Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) request to refurbish the four reactors at the 3,512-megawatt Darlington nuclear power plant.... Read more »
The Japanese government has unveiled a plan to phase out nuclear power by 2030, in a major policy shift after last year's Fukushima disaster.
Under proposals put forward by a government panel, the reactors would be shut down completely by the year 2040.
Before the Fukushima disaster, nuclear power supplied about a third of Japan's energy needs.
Japan aims to increase the use of renewable energy and import more oil, coal and gas for its power needs.
Nearly 30 years after it went into operation, it appears the days are numbered for Quebec’s only operating nuclear power plant.
A spokesman for the Parti Québécois said the newly elected government will go ahead with a plan to close Gentilly-2 in Bécancour. The party has wanted to do it since December 2009, Éric Gamache said.
“There is no indication that we will not respect that position,” Gamache told The Gazette Tuesday.
He did not say how the PQ would do it, but noted it does not require a vote in the National Assembly, where the PQ is in a minority position.
Gamache made the statement just hours before the Montreal première of a new documentary about Gentilly-2, which raises questions about the safety of people living near the nuclear power plant.... Read more »