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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12,184 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
12,169 Annie Wade Whitby Sep 17, 2018
12,168 James Kennedy Pickering Sep 17, 2018
12,167 Deven Y McFadden Pickering Sep 17, 2018
12,166 Reyanne Punsalan Ajax Sep 17, 2018
12,165 Sherrie-Lee Neill Whitby Sep 17, 2018 Ontario must close the old and dangerous Pickering Nuclear Station when its licence expires in 2018. You can no longer ignore reports about the benefits of decommissioning the power station. This situation cannot continue to be perpetuated considering the harmful impact to the good people that live within the danger zone. It is time to act.
12,164 SVETLANA GARBER Newmarket Sep 17, 2018
12,163 Elen Tripodis Toronto Sep 15, 2018
12,162 Loraine Goldin Thornhill Sep 15, 2018
12,161 Kevin Chen THORNHILL Sep 14, 2018
12,160 Jennifer Broad Newmarket Sep 14, 2018
12,159 Barbara Maister Sep 14, 2018
12,158 Sangbeom Bae Sep 14, 2018
12,157 Ami Karapalidis Newmarket Sep 13, 2018
12,156 John Karr Newmarket Sep 13, 2018
12,155 Lea Karr Newmarket Sep 13, 2018
12,154 Cindy Angers Aurora Sep 12, 2018
12,153 Richard Biggs Newmarket Sep 12, 2018 Ontario must close the old and dangerous Pickering Nuclear Station when its licence expires in 2018!! It costs and dangers greatly out way its shrinking benefits.
12,152 Louise Anderson Newmarket Sep 11, 2018
12,151 Steven Renz Sep 10, 2018
12,150 Peter Banga Welland Sep 09, 2018
12,149 Judy Xu Newmarket Sep 09, 2018
12,148 Stauros Cassis Toronto Sep 09, 2018
12,147 Bardia Yahyavi Thornhill Sep 09, 2018
12,146 Behrooz Yahyavi Thornhill Sep 09, 2018
12,145 Tanya Sagermann Pickering Sep 09, 2018
12,144 Alissa Occhiogrosso Newmarket Sep 08, 2018
12,143 Andrea Occhiogrosso Newmarket Sep 08, 2018
12,142 Stephen Salis Newmarket Sep 08, 2018
12,141 Vanessa Figueroa Newmarket Sep 08, 2018
12,140 Luis Figueroa Newmarket Sep 08, 2018
12,139 Alma Figueroa Newmarket Sep 08, 2018
12,138 Jessica Figueroa Newmarket Sep 08, 2018
12,137 Pradeep Tammineni Toronto Sep 08, 2018
12,136 Fahad Ali Markham Sep 08, 2018
12,135 Brunella Giacomazzo Newmarket Sep 07, 2018
12,134 Stefanie Giacomazzo Newmarket Sep 07, 2018
12,133 Gerda Gieschen Ajax Sep 07, 2018
12,132 Kristen Maillett Pickering Sep 06, 2018
12,131 Helga Caissie Thornhill Sep 06, 2018
12,130 susan helliwell Owen sound Sep 06, 2018
12,129 Franklin Hoffman THORNHILL Sep 05, 2018
12,128 Kathleen Milton OSHAWA Sep 04, 2018
12,127 Lindsay Kochan Toronto Sep 03, 2018
12,126 JONATHAN MAISTER Thornhill Sep 02, 2018
12,125 John Pagnotta Thornhill Sep 01, 2018
12,124 Uriel Matan Marks-Maister Markham Sep 01, 2018
12,123 Feng Xue Markham Sep 01, 2018
12,122 Hal Palter Thornhill Sep 01, 2018
12,121 Eli Aaron Sep 01, 2018
12,120 Dragos Mihailescu Sep 01, 2018
12,119 lew Pearson Ottawa Sep 01, 2018
12,118 Jillian Perry TORONTO Aug 31, 2018
12,117 myungjin song Markham Aug 30, 2018
12,116 daeyung lee Markham Aug 30, 2018
12,115 Maria Farquharson Burlington Aug 30, 2018
12,114 Helga and Kevin Kiely Newmarket Aug 27, 2018
12,113 Lawrence Armstrong Ajax Aug 26, 2018
12,112 martin bush markham Aug 26, 2018
12,111 Claudia Nevery Hamilton Aug 25, 2018
12,110 Brian Korson Markham Aug 25, 2018
12,109 Felix Gallant Caledon Aug 24, 2018
12,108 Julia Tranze Toronto Aug 23, 2018
12,107 Brandon Xavier North York Aug 22, 2018
12,106 Jamie Siew North York Aug 22, 2018
12,105 susan heliwell owen sound Aug 22, 2018
12,104 radha soundarapandian pickering Aug 22, 2018
12,103 Rodoljub Milankov Toronto Aug 21, 2018
12,102 Roberta Varga Toronto Aug 21, 2018
12,101 elena naumov vaughan Aug 21, 2018
12,100 Pam Emms Toronto Aug 21, 2018
12,099 Kiarash Sadigh Toronto Aug 21, 2018
12,098 Shadi Oladkhatib toronto Aug 21, 2018
12,097 Alexandru Merica Newmarket Aug 20, 2018
12,096 Laura Merica Newmarket Aug 20, 2018
12,095 Simona Merica Newmarket Aug 20, 2018
12,094 Vincent Yu Thornhill Aug 20, 2018
12,093 marilyn taitz thornhill Aug 20, 2018
12,092 omrit aharoni THORNHILL Aug 20, 2018
12,091 Lynn Chandler Ajax Aug 19, 2018
12,090 Patti Scott Pickering Aug 19, 2018
12,089 Ali Kay Thornhill Aug 19, 2018
12,088 Amy Wajchendler THornhill Aug 18, 2018
12,087 Susan Wajchendler Thornhill Aug 18, 2018
12,086 Harry Wajchendler THORNHILL Aug 18, 2018
12,085 Martin Flood Pembrook Aug 18, 2018