Pickering Nuclear Station – Tritium, High Costs and Risk

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Ave., Scarborough, Toronto

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1784222095224675/

The Pickering Nuclear Station is one of the world’s oldest and largest, and it’s surrounded by 2 million people. OPG is now applying for yet another licence extension, this time till 2028.
Meanwhile, it continues to release 100 kgs of tritiated water vapour daily – radioactive tritium is a carcinogen, mutagen and teratogen.
And it continues to suck up $1 billion tax dollars every year to subsidize its operating losses.
Are there other ways to meet our electricity needs that are lower cost and safer? Speakers:

- Jack Gibbons, Chair of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance, will address the costs and alternatives to extending Pickering’s licence.
- Dr. Ian Fairlie, radiation specialist, will address Pickering’s tritium problem.
 

Free car and bike parking onsite. Bus info and map here: http://www.varietyvillage.ca/about-us/
For more info, see Mr. Gibbons’ 3-page report: How we can close the Pickering Nuclear Station and lower bills:http://www.cleanairalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/pickering-replacementv4.pdf
For more info on Pickering’s Tritium Problem, watch a 4-minute video of Dr. Fairlie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg3QdnOm6NA&feature=youtu.be
And see Dr. Fairlie’s 2-page report here: http://www.cleanairalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/tritium.pdf
Please sign our petition to close the aging Pickering Nuclear Station in 2018 here: http://www.cleanairalliance.org/close-pickering/
 

Co-hosted by Ontario Clean Air Alliance and Durham Nuclear Awareness (DNA)