No Nukes News: losing importance

Angela Bischoff - OCAA angela at cleanairalliance.org
Mon Jan 25 13:08:18 EST 2010


No Nukes News

Jan. 22, 2010

 

The only safe nuke is 150 million kilometres away! 

-          Vic Yanda 

 

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Nuclear power losing in importance world-wide


The world-wide renaissance of nuclear power that has so often been predicted
will not take place in the next few decades. Nuclear energy will be on the
decline till the year 2030, and will continue to decline in importance
globally. This is the conclusion of the Swiss "Prognos" institute based in
Basel.


http://www.wieninternational.at/en/node/16702 


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One more nail in the coffin for new Ontario nukes! -a


 

McGuinty heralds Samsung green energy deal

 

Premier Dalton McGuinty has signed a landmark agreement with a South Korean
consortium that will see $7 billion invested in Ontario to create 16,000 new
jobs over six years.

 

http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/753816--mcguinty-heralds-samsung
-green-energy-deal

http://www.rechargenews.com/energy/wind/article193520.ece

http://dcnonl.com/article/id37193

 

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Shocker: We don't pay enough for electricity


Consumers in Ontario and across the country should pay a higher price for
electricity, especially in peak periods, to reflect its environmental cost
and the cost of new generating facilities.


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/shocker-we-dont-pay-enough-for-
electricity/article1434557/ 


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Down the Yellowcake Road


>From exploration to fuel production, this website related the contamination,
water consumption, waste generation, costs to the American taxpayer through
government subsidies, health impacts, and the CO2 emissions that are caused
by the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle.


Also, watch the fantastic 10-minute documentary.


http://www.downtheyellowcakeroad.org/ 


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Florida Power and Light Billion-Dollar Rate Hike Denied


 


 

The Florida Public Service Commission (PUC) denied Florida Power and Light
(FPL) Company's $1.27 billion rate-hike request, granting instead a
minuscule $75.5 million in a decision that could be the death knell for not
only two proposed nuclear reactors in Florida, but several elsewhere in the
U.S.

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/january182010/fla_nukes.php 

 
<http://blogs.forbes.com/energysource/2010/01/18/on-eve-of-nuclear-renaissan
ce-florida-nuke-project-gets-postponed/> On Eve Of Nuclear Renaissance,
Florida Nuke Project Gets Postponed

 

Can you really call something a renaissance if it consists of one or two
projects, paid for by the government?

 

http://blogs.forbes.com/energysource/2010/01/18/on-eve-of-nuclear-renaissanc
e-florida-nuke-project-gets-postponed/ 

 

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Lesson in how not to go nuclear

 

In 2005, Finland broke ground on the world's most advanced reactor, a
1,600-megawatt plant built by Areva of France and the German firm Siemens.
The nuclear industry hoped it would be an example of a new generation of
plants that were cheap and efficient and could be built faster than older
models.

Four and a half years later, the project is running at least three years
late, costs have doubled and both sides are locked in an ugly legal battle
that spilled out in public several times last year.

 

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100116/BUSINESS/70116
9960/1005 

 

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Chernobyl Nuclear Accident: Figures for Deaths and Cancers Still in Dispute 


Doctors at hospitals in Belarus and Ukraine are seeing highly unusual rates
of cancers, mutations and blood diseases in their young patients. An
assessment by the Russian academy of sciences says there have been 60,000
deaths so far in Russia and an estimated 140,000 in Ukraine and Belarus -
far higher than the ludicrous but "official" figures from the World Health
Organization (WHO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which
claim only 56 people have died as a direct result of the radiation released
by the Chernobyl explosion and that only about 4,000 will die from it
eventually. 


http://www.beyondnuclear.org/storage/Chernobyl_figures-Disputed_Guardian_Jan
2010.pdf 


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Report links cancer "epidemic" to nuclear power


 

Calling the incidence rate of thyroid cancer in eastern Pennsylvania an
"epidemic," a nuclear power watchdog group is placing the blame squarely on
the shoulders of the nuclear power industry.

 

http://www.whptv.com/news/local/story/Report-links-cancer-epidemic-to-nuclea
r-power/KkxZWpacOkub8bbm7akjzQ.cspx

 

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Nuclear 'Renaissance' or 'Retreat'? 

France is not the Example

 

It is perhaps no accident that the nuclear power industry chose a French
word - "renaissance" - to promote its alleged comeback. A failure to
challenge this facile falsehood has cemented the myth of a French nuclear
Utopia in the minds of the public. It masks a very different reality.

 

http://www.reviewmessenger.com/index.php?option=com_content
<http://www.reviewmessenger.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id
=4082:nuclear-renaissance-or-retreat-france-is-not-the-example&catid=19:gues
t-opinion>
&view=article&id=4082:nuclear-renaissance-or-retreat-france-is-not-the-examp
le&catid=19:guest-opinion 

 

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Pulling the plug or counting the cash 


The German government has the upper hand as it meets with heads of major
energy companies in Berlin. Should the government close Germany's aging
nuclear plants, or collect money from the companies to keep them running?


 

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,5154213,00.html 

 

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Rick Mercer: Tritium Giveaway Days


This 1-minute comedy act was from June, 2009 after a tritium spill at Chalk
River nuclear station. In Dec. '09 we had another tritium spill.  


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuiFplYlLCg 


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Nuclear-News


The latest news on the uranium/nuclear industry


 

http://nuclear-news.net/ 

 

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The Solar Industry Gains Ground 

 

At a time of economic pain and planetary peril, a renewable global
powerhouse takes shape. Just when we need it most.

 

http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/131/solar-goes-supernova.html 

 

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Petropolis:  Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands

Shot primarily from a helicopter, Peter Mettler's visionary flimmaking
offers an unparalleled view of the world's largest industrial, capital and
energy project. This bird's eye view offers a staggering and unique
perspective on how some of the world's dirtiest oil is produced-and how much
we're willing to sacrifice in the pursuit of unsustainable and destructive
energy sources. From the poisoning of downstream First Nations communities
and the total assimilation of wildlife habitats, to the contamination of
critical waterways and the clear cutting of the Boreal Forest, the tar sands
have become the poster child of where our global addiction to dirty fuels
has taken us. "Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands"
seeks to expose the true nature of this fiercely destructive project by
taking the viewer deep into the oily belly of the beast. 

Royal Theatre (608 College St.), Toronto 
Friday Jan. 22nd to Wed. Jan. 27th, 7:00pm 
Also Sunday Jan. 24th - 4:30pm 
Ticket price is $10. Students and seniors $8. 
In conjunction with the screenings there will be a Q+A with a host of
speakers, including film-maker Peter Mettler and Greenpeace Canada's
Executive Director, Bruce Cox. 

Find out more about the film:  <http://www.petropolis-film.com/>
http://www.petropolis-film.com/# 

 

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CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW

Toronto Report-back from UN Climate Change Talks in Copenhagen

 

Thursday, January 28, 7pm

United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street (south of College, east of
Spadina)

 

Join us as we hear from participants from different delegations as they
discuss the negotiations and the "Copenhagen Accord", the 100,000-strong
demonstration, the shameful role of the Canadian Government which won the
"Fossil of the Day" award ten times through out the conference and what
needs to be done to combat climate change!

 

Speakers include:

CLAYTON THOMAS MULLER Tar sands organizer, Indigenous Environmental Network

CAROLYN EGAN President, Steelworker Toronto Area Council

DAVE MARTIN Energy coordinator, Greenpeace Canada

KIMIA GHOMESHI Member, Canadian Youth Delegation

(Moderator) BRETT RHYNO Organizer, Toronto Climate Campaign

 

FREE! ALL WELCOME!

TORONTO CLIMATE CAMPAIGN

web:  <http://www.torontoclimatecampaign.org/>
www.torontoclimatecampaign.org

e-mail: info at torontoclimatecampaign.org

 

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Angela Bischoff

Outreach Director

Ontario Clean Air Alliance

Tel: 416 926 1907 x 246

625 Church Street, #402

Toronto, ON M4Y 2G1

angela at cleanairalliance.org

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