No Nukes News: Canada ill-prepared for radiation emergencies

Angela Bischoff-OCAA angela at cleanairalliance.org
Mon Jun 20 14:23:05 EDT 2011


No Nukes News

 

June 20, 2011

 

"Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind"
- Arnold Gundersen
<http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/06/201161664828302638.ht
ml> , a former nuclear industry senior vice president

 

“The absurd belief that no one will be harmed by Fukushima is perhaps the
strongest evidence of the pattern of deception and denial by nuclear
officials in industry and government.” - Joseph Mangano
<http://counterpunch.org/grossman06162011.html> , executive director of the
Radiation and Public Health Project

 

“We’ve known about radioactive isotopes for decades. I worked for the Atomic
Energy Commission in the 1950s and we knew about the effects then. To ignore
the biology is to our peril. This is not new science. Cesium-137 goes to
soft tissue. Strontium-90 goes to the bones and teeth. Iodine-131 goes to
the thyroid gland.” All have been released in large amounts in the Fukushima
disaster since it began on March 11. – Dr. Janet Sherman
<http://counterpunch.org/grossman06162011.html> 

 

----------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------- 

 


Japan Admits 3 Nuclear Meltdowns, More Radiation Leaked into Sea; U.S.
Nuclear Waste Poses Deadly Risks


 

Fantastic 30 min. video and transcript:
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/6/10/as_japan_nuclear_crisis_worsens_citize
n 

 

Fukushima: It's much worse than you think 

 

Scientific experts believe Japan's nuclear disaster to be far worse than
governments are revealing to the public.

 

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/06/201161664828302638.htm
l

 


Contaminated sewage sludge worries Japanese


 

http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2011/s3244096.htm 

 


Fukushima and the Nuclear Establishment


 

Will the nuclear establishment be able to get away with telling what,
indeed, would be one of the most outrageous Big Lies of all time—that no one
will die as a result of Fukushima? Will it be able to continue its new
nuclear push despite the catastrophe?

http://counterpunch.org/grossman06162011.html

 


Fukushima media cover-up - PR success, public health disaster


 

5 min. news video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_rAX9TzY2A
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_rAX9TzY2A&feature=player_detailpage>
&feature=player_detailpage

 


Is the Dramatic Increase in Baby Deaths in the US a Result of Fukushima
Fallout? 


 


A 35% Spike in Infant Mortality in Northwest Cities Since Meltdown


 

http://www.counterpunch.org/sherman06102011.html 

 

Great photos from the recent Anti-Nuke demos in Tokyo which brought out
20,000 

 

http://shoottokyo.com/2011/06/13/anti-nuclear-protests-across-tokyo/
http://shoottokyo.com/2011/06/12/anti-nuclear-protests-tokyo-2/

 


Toxic strontium found in Fukushima groundwater


 


http://www.beyondnuclear.org/home/2011/6/15/toxic-strontium-found-in-fukushi
ma-groundwater.html 

 


Radiation "hotspots" hinder Japan response to nuclear crisis


 

"I was more than shocked," said Nakamura, 74, who, like other tea farmers in
Kanagawa has been forced to throw away an early harvest because of radiation
being released by the Fukushima Daiichi plant 300 kilometers (180 miles)
away.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/us-japan-nuclear-hotspots-idUSTRE7
5D1JT20110614?feedType=RSS
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/us-japan-nuclear-hotspots-idUSTRE
75D1JT20110614?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=feedburner&u
tm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+reuters/environment+%28News+/+US+/+Environ
ment%29&utm_content=Twitter>
&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign
=Feed:+reuters/environment+%28News+/+US+/+Environment%29&utm_content=Twitter


 

----------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------- 

 

Former N.B. cabinet minister urges Point Lepreau legal action

But a plethora of setbacks later and the nuclear plant is still offline and
only expected to return to service in the fall of 2012 -- three years behind
schedule.
Energy Minister Craig Leonard has pegged the total cost overruns, including
replacement power while the nuclear reactor is offline, at about $2.4
billion -- assuming there are no further delays.


http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/news/article/1411326

----------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------- 

 

Nuclear Plant Safety Rules Inadequate

 

Nuclear safety rules in the United States do not adequately weigh the risk
that a single event would knock out electricity from both the grid and from
emergency generators, as an earthquake and tsunami recently did at a nuclear
plant in Japan, officials of the  <http://www.nrc.gov/> Nuclear Regulatory
Commission said Wednesday.

 

http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/people/w/matthew_l_wa
ld/index.html?inline=nyt-per

 

----------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------- 

 


Airspace Over Flooded Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Still Closed



http://www.businessinsider.com/faa-closes-airspace-over-flooded-nebraska-nuc
lear-power-plant-2011-6

 


US Orders News Blackout Over Crippled Nebraska Nuclear Plant


 


http://www.pakalertpress.com/2011/06/17/us-orders-news-blackout-over-cripple
d-nebraska-nuclear-plant/

 


It doesn't take a tsunami... 


 


...as this AP picture shows, with the Ft. Calhoun nuclear power plant in
Nebraska now completely surrounded by water as levels continue to rise in
the Missouri River.

 

http://www.beyondnuclear.org/home/2011/6/15/it-doesnt-take-a-tsunami.html 

 

----------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------- 

 

Canada ill-prepared for radiation emergencies

 

http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/183/9/1001?etoc
<http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/183/9/1001?etoc&eaf> &eaf

 

----------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------- 

 

Earth Custodian Extraordinaire

 

In this half hour audio interview, Angela Bischoff share’s surprising
statistics on who’s using how much energy, underlying reasons for our slow
progression towards sustainable energy, how the ON Clean Air Alliance is
working towards practically making change, and empowers us with tips on what
we can do to make a difference.

 

 <http://pholia.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/earth-custodian-extraordinaire/>
http://pholia.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/earth-custodian-extraordinaire/

 

----------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------- 

 


Environment Commissioner slams Liberals for cutting hydro bills 


 

Ontario’s Liberal government sent the wrong signal by giving people 10 per
cent off their electricity bills because it discourages conservation,
Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller said Tuesday. Miller was similarly
unimpressed with promises by the Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats
to remove the eight per cent provincial portion of the HST from electricity
bills if they win the Oct. 6 Ontario election. “I think it should be taxed
to express the full cost to consumers so that they will see the value of
conservation,” he said.

 

http://www.therecord.com/news/ontario/article/547659--environment-commission
er-slams-liberals-for-cutting-hydro-bills

 

The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario released Volume 1 of his 2010
Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report to the Legislature on June 14th,
2011. 

Watch the webcast of the media conference and the short videos of the
Commissioner outlining key points of the report including: overview,
electricity pricing, smart grid, and more. You can also download the report.


 

http://www.eco.on.ca/ 

 

----------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------- 

 


Green Energy Act is saving us money 


 

http://www.therecord.com/opinion/columns/article/545814--green-energy-act-is
-saving-us-money

 

----------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------- 

 


Why so much noise about wind? 


 


The time for that choice is now. Do we allow our health to suffer by
continuing to rely on coal? Do we gamble on nuclear? Or do we choose a less
harmful path toward renewable energy? How do we compare a simple annoyance
and obstructed views with the suffering of hundreds of thousands? Our
diagnosis is clear - Ontario needs renewable energy, including wind
turbines. 

 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/why-so-much-noise-about-wind/ar
ticle1216749/

 

----------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------- 

 


Will Natural Gas 'Outmuscle' Renewables?  


 

The falling price of natural gas has prompted both supporters, who believe
natural gas is a proven, reliable transitional fuel away from coal and
nuclear, and critics, who are afraid that wide-scale adoption of natural gas
will undermine the switch to renewables. The booming shale gas industry has
received particular attention recently, not least because of its potentially
enormous environmental impacts.

 

http://blogs.worldwatch.org/revolt/wrestling-for-world-energy-dominance-will
-natural-gas-%E2%80%9Coutmuscle%E2%80%9D-renewables/  

 

----------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------- 

 

Cut Nukes, Not xxx

 


World leaders will spend $1 trillion on nukes in the next 10 years while
cutting essential services that we all need! 


Will you take 1 minute to tell them what matters most to you?


 

http://cutnukes.globalzero.org
<http://org2.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=iMJ9TQx6ZH7SW1T7hO5UK
8diS9FtU4sD> 

 

----------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------- 

 

Nuclear Abolition Day – Global Day of Action June 25th 

 

There are still more than 20,000 nuclear weapons in the world today. A
single bomb is powerful enough to obliterate a city, killing millions in an
instant. Abolishing nuclear weapons is the only guarantee that they will
never be used again.

 

 <http://www.nuclearabolition.org/> http://www.nuclearabolition.org/ 

 

----------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------- 

 

Harvesting Clean Energy on Ontario Farms

Southern-Ontario Speaking Tour 

 

Monday, June 27, Ottawa Area 

Tuesday, June 28, Kingston Area

Wednesday, June 29 Toronto, Guelph & Cambridge

Thursday, June 30, Guelph 

 

The report and tour will highlight the untapped business opportunities for
Ontario’s farmers that can be found in the field of renewable energy; the
numerous other benefits of renewable energy, such as rural economic
development and improved environmental conditions; and finally, the
government policies needed to allow farmers to embrace the benefits of
renewable energy. 

 

More details here:
http://www.climateactionnetwork.ca/e/news/2011/release/index.php?WEBYEP_DI=1
8 

Sponsored by: Climate Action Network Canada, Pembina Institute, the Heinrich
Böll Foundation, and The United Church of Canada 

 

----------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------- 

 

Sign the  <http://www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca/petition2.php> Petition Calling
for a Moratorium on New Nuclear Projects in ON

 

 <http://www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca/petition2.php>
http://www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca/petition2.php

 

And order FREE anti-nuclear and anti-coal leaflets 

They contain postcards to politicians. Courtesy of the Ontario Clean Air
Alliance.

 

 <http://www.cleanairalliance.org/get_involved_order_pamphlets>
http://www.cleanairalliance.org/get_involved_order_pamphlets 

 

Thank you for helping get the word out!

 

----------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------- 

 

 

Angela Bischoff

Outreach Director

Ontario Clean Air Alliance

Tel: 416 260-2080 x 1

160 John St., #300

Toronto, ON  M5V 2E5

angela at cleanairalliance.org

www.cleanairalliance.org <http://www.cleanairalliance.org/>  

www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca <http://www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca/> 

 <http://www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca/nonukesnews.php> No Nukes News

 <http://www.healthpower.ca/> Health Power

 <http://coalmustgo.ca/> Coal Must Go

 <http://ontariosgreenfuture.ca/petition2.php> Sign our Petition

Facebook – Ontario Clean Air Alliance

 

  <http://cleanairalliance.org/get_involved_donate> Description:
Description: Description: Description: Description: Description:
Description: Description: donate now

 

 

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://list.web.ca/pipermail/greenspirationto-l/attachments/20110620/2f50492a/attachment.htm>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: image/png
Size: 7524 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://list.web.ca/pipermail/greenspirationto-l/attachments/20110620/2f50492a/attachment.png>


More information about the greenspirationto-l mailing list