Pickering Nuclear Station: 12 more yrs or time to call it quits?
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St. (near Bloor and Bathurst)), Toronto
With speakers: Ian Fairlie, expert on radioactivity; Jack Gibbons, energy economist with Ontario Clean Air Alliance; and John Coo, Green Cross Canada.
Pickering is one of the world's oldest, largest and highest-cost nuclear stations. Its 6 operating reactors are surrounded by 2.2 million people (within 30 kms). Designed to last 30 years, it's now 45, and OPG is applying for a licence to run it till it's 57. To add insult to injury, Pickering's power is surplus energy, and we subsidize the station $900 million per year to keep open. Meanwhile, it has a long history of accidents. What are the safety, health and economic concerns of running Pickering to the ground? Why would we risk an accident when we have lower-cost renewable options including conservation and water power from Quebec? What about thyroid cancer and the KI pills issued by OPG?
Learn more and sign our petition to close Pickering. http://www.cleanairalliance.org/close-pickering/