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Send An Email to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty : Shut Down Aging Nuclear Plants - Go Green


Environment  (tags: Nuclear plant, nuclear station, nuclear energy, energy, green, conservation, renewables, safety )

Elisa
- 3927 days ago - write-a-letter.greenpeace.org
The McGuinty government wants to spend billions rebuilding Canada's oldest and most dangerous nuclear station. The Pickering nuclear station is just 30km from downtown Toronto---closer than any other nuclear



   

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Elisa M (93)
Thursday May 15, 2008, 8:58 pm

The McGuinty government wants to spend billions rebuilding Canada's oldest and most dangerous nuclear station.

The Pickering nuclear station is just 30km from downtown Toronto---closer than any other nuclear station in the world to a major population centre.

Today, nuclear regulatory authorities would not allow a new nuclear plant to be built at Pickering because of its proximity to millions of people. After the Chernobyl disaster a 30km zone around Chernobyl nuclear station had to be permanently evacuated. Roughly 2.5 million people live within 30 km of the Pickering nuclear station.

Greenpeace is calling on the McGuinty government to commit to ramping up the deployment of renewables, to conserving energy and to increasing local generation to replace the Pickering nuclear station when it shuts down in 2014.

It is important to raise concern about Pickering now. On Wednesday in Ajax, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CSNC) will hold a hearing on a request to re-license Pickering B for another five years.

Ontario should not waste billions of dollars to rebuild Canada's most dangerous nuclear station.

 

Elisa M (93)
Thursday May 15, 2008, 9:00 pm

The McGuinty government wants to spend billions rebuilding Canada's oldest and most dangerous nuclear station.

The Pickering nuclear station is just 30km from downtown Toronto---closer than any other nuclear station in the world to a major population centre.

Today, nuclear regulatory authorities would not allow a new nuclear plant to be built at Pickering because of its proximity to millions of people. After the Chernobyl disaster a 30km zone around Chernobyl nuclear station had to be permanently evacuated. Roughly 2.5 million people live within 30 km of the Pickering nuclear station.

Greenpeace is calling on the McGuinty government to commit to ramping up the deployment of renewables, to conserving energy and to increasing local generation to replace the Pickering nuclear station when it shuts down in 2014.

It is important to raise concern about Pickering now. On Wednesday in Ajax, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CSNC) will hold a hearing on a request to re-license Pickering B for another five years.

Ontario should not waste billions of dollars to rebuild Canada's most dangerous nuclear station.

 

Elisa M (93)
Thursday May 15, 2008, 9:02 pm

Oops, it posted twice!! It's the dial-up, so slow, suppose to have a 'booster' that makes it faster, I can see it works...

Everyone, PLEASE SIGN YOUR NAME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LETTER, AS WELL!!

Thank you!
 

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Thursday May 15, 2008, 9:29 pm
Noted and signed Thanks Elisa
 

serge vrabec (278)
Thursday May 15, 2008, 10:19 pm
Done, no nukes, lets move to new things that work , not old things that don't, thx Elisa!
 

Marian E (152)
Thursday May 15, 2008, 10:33 pm

Signed, sent, verified and noted. Thank you Elisa.
 

Elisa M (93)
Thursday May 15, 2008, 10:36 pm

Thanks Kathy, Serge, and Marian : )
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 15, 2008, 11:31 pm
signed verified and sent. TY Elisa.
 

JOCELYNE A (227)
Friday May 16, 2008, 1:54 am
SIGNED & THANKS, ELISA............JOSSIE !!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 16, 2008, 2:09 am
DONE! THANK YOU ELISA!
 

barb b (32)
Friday May 16, 2008, 2:28 am
Hi Elisa signed and noted
 

Gorilly Girl (339)
Friday May 16, 2008, 4:47 am
It is so done..

Thanks Stephanie Colson!

We’ve sent you an email at s.colson@cox.net with a link you can click to confirm your email address. If you have not received this email within the next few hours, please make sure to check your spam or unsolicited email folder.

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From Stephanie Colson
To Dalton McGuinty
Subject Premier McGuinty: Stop building dangerous nuclear power
Premier McGuinty,

I'm writing to ask you to abandon your plans to spend billions rebuilding Pickering B nuclear station and invest instead in safer and cleaner energy sources like renewables, conservation and local generation.

Just 30 km from downtown Toronto, Pickering is the closest nuclear station in the world to a major population centre. Because of the high population density, regulatory authorities would not allow a new plant to be built at Pickering today. Pickering should be shut down, not rebuilt.

I urge your government to shut down the Pickering B reactors permanently when they reach the end of their operational lives in 2014. Invest instead in clean, safe energy options that can replace Pickering by 2014.

Sincerely,

Big Gorilly Hugs
 

(4)
Friday May 16, 2008, 4:59 am
Noted & Signed the letter. Thank you for this Elisa, well done.
 

. (0)
Friday May 16, 2008, 5:45 am
Noted and signed with thanks, Elisa.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 16, 2008, 6:23 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Elisa .
 

Elena P (549)
Friday May 16, 2008, 6:29 am
"Thank you for confirming your email address. Your message has been sent.
Your support is greatly appreciated."
Thank you Elisa!
 

Micahel Dewey (1021)
Friday May 16, 2008, 8:34 am
You know? With my being an Electrician, it looks to me like it will take Nucs to get us off of coal powered plants. In my mind, if Air Craft Carriers and Subs can be Nuc. powered, we can build small safe ones to power Cities. But this is a very debatable issue.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 16, 2008, 11:03 am
Noted and thanks for raising this issue Elisa.
 

Cher C (1426)
Friday May 16, 2008, 11:09 am
Thnx Elisa!!
 

Trudi Reijnders (242)
Friday May 16, 2008, 5:24 pm
Dear Trudi Reijnders,

Thank you for confirming your email address. Your message has been sent.
Thank you Elisa for showing the letter.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 16, 2008, 6:35 pm
Signed.
 

Elisa M (93)
Friday May 16, 2008, 8:16 pm

Many thanks!! to all that have signed and noted. : )
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 19, 2008, 4:42 am
signed
kindly thankyou for the opportunity to do so
nuclear free world is eesential we have a care2 member with a greta site in this direction
http://www.care2.com/c2c/people/profile.html?pid=449866645

http://www.care2.com/c2c/people/profile.html?pid=449866645
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 19, 2008, 4:51 am
http://www.stopnuclearterrorism.org/

AND GO HERE IF YOU WISH TO BE ACTIVE
 

Kayla Brennan (10)
Monday May 19, 2008, 5:50 am
Noted and signed, by someone living in downtown Toronto...thanks Elisa.
 

Elisa M (93)
Monday May 19, 2008, 10:38 am

Thanks Kayla, Sophia for signing, and posting those links, and Royce's profile : )

 

Sandra M Z (114)
Monday May 19, 2008, 11:03 pm
Signed, noted, thanks Elisa.
 

Jesse D (0)
Tuesday May 20, 2008, 3:01 pm
daf
 

Jesse D (0)
Tuesday May 20, 2008, 3:03 pm
daf
 

Louise L (48)
Tuesday May 20, 2008, 4:27 pm
Thanks for important info. Email sent!
 

Faith M (161)
Wednesday May 21, 2008, 5:19 am
Signed -noted thanx hon
 

Jeff D (80)
Wednesday May 21, 2008, 11:33 am
Thanks Elisa. They don't need to rebuild or reconstruct the nuclear power plant when wind power is probably more affordable than nuclear, more efficient, cleaner and safer. Have to admit though, Chernobyl was designed in haste of anxiousness to the finished output. Not forgetting the design was flawed due in part to lack of REAL research done on reactors.
 

Craig Pittman (52)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 11:48 am
Time to rethink the entire nuclear question. Lets start pouring more funding into solar and wind power alternatives.
 
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