Hello Pickering friends,
On Tuesday. April 10th, at 7 p.m., Jack Gibbons, Chair of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance, will be speaking before Pickering City Council outlining why the Pickering Nuclear Station should be closed when its license expires on Aug. 31, 2018. DNA, Durham Nuclear Awareness, will also present to the Council in support of the closure.
Jack will refer to our report which considers what would happen if a serious nuclear accident were to occur at the Pickering Nuclear Station. He’ll explain how we could create 32,000 person years of employment by immediately decommissioning the station rather than letting it sit idle for 30 years, which is OPG’s plan. He’ll also outline the opportunity this would create to re-imagine the Pickering waterfront while lowering risks for the millions of people who live in the Pickering Plant’s shadow. Look at what our friends in Mississauga are doing with the site of the old Lakeview coal plant on their waterfront!
And finally, Jack will outline how we could lower electricity bills by replacing the power we use from the Pickering Nuclear Station with lower cost, renewable water power from Quebec.
Help us fill the Pickering Council Chamber by attending this public meeting: Tues. April 10, 7 p.m. (One the Esplanade). Pickering City Council needs to know that local residents support the closure of the almost 50-year-old nuclear station!
If you’re not able to attend in person, please see Jack’s presentation here.
Also, let your Councillor and Mayor know that you support the closure of the nuclear station in 2018 when its license expires. Find their contact info here.
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Angela Bischoff, Director