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Canada is the world's largest exporter of uranium and operates nuclear reactors including on the Great Lakes. Attempts are underway to introduce nuclear power to the province of Alberta and to use nuclear reactors to power oil extraction from the tar sands.

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Friday
Jun092017

Michigan [U.S. congressional] legislative battle against Canadian Nuclear Waste Repository expands with letter to Secretary of State

Wednesday
Jun072017

Lawmakers ask State to fight nuclear disposal plan

Wednesday
Jun072017

Nuclear waste storage near Lake Huron? Congress pushes back

Thursday
Jun012017

Pickering operations are "persistently abysmal" 

 

In a submission to the Ontario Energy Board this week, the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) association states that it is now convinced that “OPG’s plan to extend operations at Pickering is not economically feasible and, far from producing savings for ratepayers, may increase the price of electricity service in Ontario.”

CME also noted that Pickering’s operating performance is “persistently abysmal…by any objective measure”.

In its submissions CME acknowledged “the considerable efforts of Environmental Defence in bringing to light the significant potential for negative impacts on the price of electricity service associated with Ontario Power Generation’s plan for Pickering Extended Operations and the absence of sufficient economic analysis supporting OPG’s planned expenditures taking into account accurate and current production forecasts, fully allocated costs and prices associated with comparable alternative sources of generating capacity.”

According to Environmental Defence’s calculations, keeping the outdated Pickering Nuclear Station operating from 2018 to 2024 would raise electricity costs by $1.3 billion to $2.6 billion.

To read CME’s full submissions to the Ontario Energy Board please click here.

To read Environmental Defence’s submissions please click here.

Please sign the Ontarion Clean Air Alliance petition asking Premier Wynne to close the Pickering Nuclear Station in 2018, when its licence expires, and watch a video by OCAA's Angela Bischoff here.

Tuesday
May302017

Kildee on Canadian Nuclear Waste Storage Near Great Lakes

Press Release
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after a Canadian company released new information on its plans to permanently store nuclear waste on the shores of Lake Huron:

“Permanently storing nuclear waste less than a mile from the Great Lakes defies logic and common sense. Nuclear waste remains radioactive for thousands of years and would pose a major risk to our shared water resources. Neither the U.S. nor Canada can afford to jeopardize the health of the Great Lakes.

“In its latest letter, Ontario Power Generation says that storing nuclear waste in Kincardine, on the shores of Lake Huron, would be the most cost-effective for them. While this might be best for Ontario Power Generation’s financial interests, storing nuclear waste so close to the Great Lakes is a threat to our way of life in Michigan. The Great Lakes are an invaluable resource that propel our economy. Millions of jobs and billions of dollars in annual economic revenue are generated by our clean freshwater resources. Our economy and jobs are at risk if the Great Lakes were to ever become contaminated due to a nuclear accident.

“I continue to respectfully ask the Canadian government to reject this site so close to Lake Huron. Surely in the vast land mass that comprises Canada, there must be a better location to bury nuclear waste than on the shores of the Great Lakes.”