No Nukes News - April 26/12.

 ** Re-posted with permission. Wish I could take credit for this, but it's Angela's baby!! (see below). All No Nukes News issues posted here

No Nukes News

April 26, 2012 – Please pass this onto a friend!

On this 26th anniversary of Chernobyl, we say Chernobyl, Fukushima – never again…

Angela Bischoff warns about the dangers between nuclear power generation and nuclear weapons proliferation Audio recording of a presentation I made in Toronto to honor the 26th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe.

Chernobyl anniversary: Time to rethink nuclear power in Canada

DON’T NUKE TO! remembers Chernobyl by taking action on Darlington 1 minute video of a banner action in Toronto

Ukraine Marks 26th Anniversary of Chernobyl "The Chernobyl disaster underscored that mankind must be extra careful in using nuclear technologies," President Yanukovych said. "Nuclear accidents lead to global consequences. They are not a problem of just one country, they affect the life of entire regions." Yanukovych said 2 million people have been hurt by the tragedy and it is the state's obligation to protect and treat them.


7 videos from the No Nukes Teach-in held in Toronto, March 18, 2012 – Presentations by Jack Gibbons, Mark Mattson, Kris Stevens, Shawn-Patrick Stensil, and Theresa McLenaghan

Fukushima revealed Canadian government’s confusion over nuclear emergency response, report says

When dealing with nuclear power, it’s time to put Ontarians’ health first Lawyers with EcoJustice say that the federal government has more looking to do in order to protect Ontarians’ health and drinking water from a plan by Ontario to build two new reactors at Darlington.

Give Green Energy a Fair Shot: Come Clean on Nuclear Costs – blogpost by Greenpeace’s Shawn-Patrick Stensil

Ontario Liberals get FIT but may still nuke green energy " The best thing the government could do to build on the success of the Green Energy Act would be to come clean on nuclear costs. Ontarians are consistently misled on the costs of nuclear generation," says Stensil.

Port Hope set to start ‘pushing dirt’ Four months after the federal government pledged a whopping $1.28 billion to the project, Port Hope is moving ahead with phase two of the biggest radioactive cleanup in Canadian history.

NB Power ‘recklessly’ pushed Lepreau’s refurbishment  Lloyd’s Underwriting says NB Power ‘ignored’ expert advice during refurbishment

The world 

Japanese diplomat Matsumura warns of Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 high-level radioactive waste storage pool risks

How a Group of Japanese Mothers Are Saying No to Nuclear Power Well aware that fetuseschildren under five, and women are at the greatest risk from radiation exposure, mothers have emerged as a powerful voice in Japan’s growing anti-nuclear movement

Global Famine After Nuclear War New study reveals that even a limited nuclear war between Pakistan and India could cause major climate change.

Nuclear irresponsibility by Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility


Troubles with Tritium & Shield Source in Peterborough

☢ Everything You Wanted To Know About Radioactive Tritium But Were Afraid To Youtube Hilarious...

Dropping the Tritium Banner over Highway 115  (1 min. 22 sec.)

The Raging Grannies Sing the Tritium Blues in front of a tritium-contaminated apple tree (1 min. 34 sec.)

Tritium Talks by Gordon Edwards Ph.D. and Linda Harvey M.D. in Peterborough (April 11 2012) (4 min. 49 sec.)

Green Energy

Backfilling Nuclear Shutdowns with Efficiency and Renewables in Japan, Germany, and California? Rocky Mtn. Institute weighs in

Tie North to existing, new sources of power

Wind Controversy in Ontario – A research report on wind energy policy and process in Ontario This report demonstrates that the arguments made against wind, specifically the potential impact on the environment, human health, and the economics of wind power, are not supported by the available resources.

Wind Energy Blowing Away Nuclear Power Wind energy has expanded at a remarkable speed worldwide. There has been an annual 20 percent increase in wind turbine installations.

Act Now!

Order our new leaflet calling on the ON gov’t to halt their massive nuclear expansion plans – they’re free and contain postcards to Energy Minister Bentley asking him to favour lower-cost, safer and greener options. Distribute them to your friends and neighbours.

Send an email to ON Energy Minister Bentley and ask him to finish the coal phase-out in 2012 and invest in energy conservation rather than build or rebuild new nukes.

Please email Ontario’s Finance Minister Dwight Duncan and tell him that the electricity sector review must include a “value for money” analysis of future supply options.


West-End Community Power Initiative Sat. April 28, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Bickford Centre, 777 Bloor Street West, Toronto. This event is a community-based initiative that will explore how local residents, businesses and organizations can find opportunities to power their communities more sustainably.

Angela Bischoff Outreach Director Ontario Clean Air Alliance 160 John Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ont. M5V 2E5 Phone 416-260-2080 ext. 1 Clean Air Alliance Ontario’s Green Future No Nukes News Health Power Coal Must Go Facebook – Ontario Clean Air Alliance Twitter – @NoNukeBailouts