Sign the petition below to show your support for closing the Pickering Nuclear Station in 2018.


Are you in the zone?

The Pickering Nuclear Station is surrounded by more people than any other nuclear plant in North America. Find out if you are in the high-risk zone and order your KI anti-radiation pills.

Learn more about what the impacts of a major accident at Pickering would be in our new report and in this story from the Toronto Star.

The Pickering Nuclear Station is the 4th oldest nuclear station in North America — and the seventh oldest in the world — and is located closer to a major urban centre than any other nuclear generating station in North America;

Retiring the high-cost Pickering Nuclear Station will reduce Ontario’s electricity costs by $1 billion per year.

The Pickering Nuclear Station is no longer needed to keep our lights on since we have a large electricity surplus and export more power than Pickering produces.

All of Pickering’s reactors will have exceeded their original 30-year design lives when the station’s Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission operating licence expires in August 31, 2018;

Beginning immediate decommissioning and deconstruction of the plant when its licence expires will create 32,000 person years of employment;

The Pickering Station has a troubled history of performance and safety problems (details here and here; also view our video interview with nuclear researcher Dr. Frank Greening ), including the worst accident ever at a Canadian commercial nuclear station — a major loss of coolant accident in December 1994 ;

Operations at Pickering continue to produce highly radioactive waste for which Ontario has no plans or facilities in place for long-term storage despite the fact that there is currently more than 36,000 tonnes of high level fuel waste in temporary storage at Ontario nuclear stations and this material will need to be secured for thousands of years;

Sign the petition to support shutting down the Pickering Nuclear Station by August 31, 2018 when its current operating license expires.

Close the Pickering Nuclear Station in 2018!

Dear Premier

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12,269 Christina Noelle Toronto Nov 13, 2018
12,268 Mamy Morre Nov 13, 2018
12,267 Becky MacDonald Nov 12, 2018
12,266 Evguenia Ignatova Toronto Nov 11, 2018
12,265 Alexander Fradlin Toronto Nov 10, 2018
12,264 Reanna Maharaj Toronto Nov 07, 2018
12,263 Grace Karram Stephenson Toronto Nov 07, 2018
12,262 Carlie Graham Toronto Nov 04, 2018
12,261 Brandon Evangelista Nov 02, 2018 Ontario must close the old and dangerous Pickering Nuclear Station when its licence expires in 2018.
12,260 Jay Wall Toronto Nov 02, 2018
12,259 Krista Newell Toronto Nov 01, 2018
12,258 Yaser El sayed Pickering Oct 31, 2018
12,257 Rishi Das Ajax Oct 31, 2018
12,256 Janice McNally Toronto Oct 31, 2018
12,255 Elizabeth Bacon Scarborough, ON Oct 31, 2018
12,254 Annie Jiang Scarborough Oct 31, 2018
12,253 Andy Dam Scarborough Oct 31, 2018
12,252 Matthew Roher Markham Oct 30, 2018
12,251 William Cameron Kenora Oct 30, 2018
12,250 Kodiswaran Kannan Oshawa Oct 29, 2018
12,249 Angelia Hartono Ajax Oct 29, 2018
12,248 Suresh Sugguna WHITBY Oct 29, 2018
12,247 Sagar Manandhar Toronto Oct 28, 2018
12,246 Judith Donsky Toronto Oct 28, 2018
12,245 Daniel Manandhar Toronto Oct 28, 2018
12,244 somduan wanaintrayut toronto Oct 26, 2018
12,243 Mila Paunic Pickering Oct 24, 2018
12,242 Joel Reilly Toronto Oct 21, 2018
12,241 Nikolinka Kuzmanova Toronto Oct 20, 2018
12,240 Leah Whittaker Toronto Oct 20, 2018
12,239 Eduard Morozov Thornhill Oct 18, 2018
12,238 Lin Song Scarborough Oct 18, 2018
12,237 Razvan Voicu Toronto Oct 15, 2018
12,236 Daniela Voicu Toronto Oct 15, 2018
12,235 Andrew Pope Toronto Oct 15, 2018
12,234 Richard Amenouche Scarborough Oct 09, 2018
12,233 Charlie Maclean Oshawa Oct 08, 2018
12,232 Sandi Everson Courtice Oct 08, 2018
12,231 Jae Young Ryu Richmond Hill Oct 07, 2018
12,230 aaditi Dikshit Toronto Oct 04, 2018
12,229 Vincent Donato Sheenboro Oct 04, 2018
12,228 Yiwen Zhu Toronto Oct 04, 2018
12,227 Richard Reinert, PhD. Toronto Oct 04, 2018
12,226 Dick Bakker Ottawa Oct 02, 2018
12,225 Evelyn bedard Toronto Oct 02, 2018
12,224 Tom Leung Ajax Oct 02, 2018
12,223 Melissa Iliopoulos Pickering Sep 30, 2018
12,222 Paul Gardner Toronto Sep 30, 2018
12,221 richard smyth Huntsville Sep 30, 2018
12,220 Janet Lord-Genyk Utopia Sep 29, 2018
12,219 Carolyn Combs Vancouver Sep 29, 2018
12,218 Andrea Scott-Pearse King City Sep 29, 2018
12,217 barb stec toronto Sep 28, 2018
12,216 Leslie Chin Toronto Sep 28, 2018
12,215 Jamie Harkins Ajax Sep 28, 2018
12,214 Colman Hogan Toronto Sep 28, 2018
12,213 Michael Black Toronto Sep 27, 2018
12,212 Jim Tilelis Pickering Sep 27, 2018
12,211 Betnadine Miled Oshawa Sep 27, 2018
12,210 Gaye Villa Sep 27, 2018
12,209 Bill Cameron Kenora Sep 27, 2018
12,208 Michael Barkley Toronto Sep 27, 2018
12,207 Stephanie Siebert North Bay Sep 27, 2018
12,206 erin-blythe reddie Providence Bay Sep 27, 2018
12,205 Joel Robitaille OTTAWA Sep 27, 2018
12,204 Ken Ranney peterborough Sep 27, 2018
12,203 Laurie Moore Pickering Sep 27, 2018
12,202 Naomi Litwack-Lang Toronto Sep 27, 2018
12,201 Sue Honsberger Toronto Sep 27, 2018
12,200 Linda Charney Ottawa Sep 27, 2018
12,199 Colleen Green Port Perry Sep 27, 2018
12,198 Dave Hoffman Smiths Falls Sep 27, 2018
12,197 Tina Markovski Toronto Sep 27, 2018
12,196 adam james toronto Sep 27, 2018
12,195 amber james toronto Sep 27, 2018
12,194 Jean Robins Kingston Sep 27, 2018
12,193 Benjamin Tong Pickering Sep 27, 2018
12,192 Patricia Miller Gibsons Sep 27, 2018
12,191 Sandra Glasbeek Toronto Sep 27, 2018
12,190 Adriaan Davidse Burlington Sep 27, 2018
12,189 Tony Tony McQuail Lucknow Sep 27, 2018
12,188 Javier Zambrana Gibson’s Sep 26, 2018
12,187 Mandy Lai Ajax Sep 24, 2018
12,186 David Leung Ajax Sep 24, 2018
12,185 Yasamin Sadeghi Markham Sep 24, 2018
12,184 Boris Adonyev Newmarket Sep 19, 2018
12,183 Cynthia Townshend Toronto Sep 19, 2018 Ontario must close the old and dangerous Pickering Nuclear Station when its licence expires in 2018. Over 2 million people live within 30 kilometres of the station, and another few million within 50 kilometres. All of us would be damaged for life, if not immediately killed, if there is an accident there. Risk increases with age, and Pickering is the 4th oldest nuclear station in North America. With the wind and solar power, biogas and biomass, that Ontario now has access to, we have a surplus of electricity, not a shortage. We can buy cheaper electricity from Quebec when needed and lower our electricity costs by closing Pickering now. C. Townshend
12,182 Edwina Fort Brockville Sep 19, 2018
12,181 Gail Kesten Thornhill Sep 19, 2018
12,180 Shawn Kesten Markham Sep 19, 2018
12,179 Parisa Adl Scarborough Sep 18, 2018
12,178 Michelle Smith Sep 18, 2018
12,177 Andrew Neill Whitby Sep 18, 2018
12,176 Jolene Lau Sep 17, 2018
12,175 Damien Clargo Scarborough Sep 17, 2018
12,174 Courtney Clark Scarborough Sep 17, 2018
12,173 Catherine Dimitropoulos Sep 17, 2018
12,172 Jonathan Hanson Stouffville Sep 17, 2018
12,171 Russ Vidallet Toronto Sep 17, 2018
12,170 Chelsea Hosang London Sep 17, 2018