The Pickering Nuclear Station is one of the oldest nuclear plants in the world. It has a long history of accidents and safety concerns and is now well past its official retirement age.   It is also surrounded by more people — 2.2 million — than any other nuclear plant in North America.  If a Fukushima-scale accident happened at the Pickering Nuclear Station, more than 650,000 people could lose their homes and have to be evacuated for 30-100 years.  Tens of thousands of GTA residents could develop cancers.

 

Fortunately, we have plenty of safer and lower cost alternatives to continuing to run this old nuclear station, including getting power from Quebec.  Power from Quebec would cost roughly half as much as power from Pickering, making it possible to lower our power bills while removing eight very old reactors from our largest urban area.

Right now, Ontario Power Generation (OPG)  is planning to close the plant in 2024 and lay off most of its workforce while leaving the plant sitting on the Pickering waterfront untouched for the following 30 years. A better plan is to adopt the international best practice of immediate decommissioning.  If we close the plant in 2018 and immediately start dismantling it, we can create 32,000 person years of employment and revitalize a big piece of the Pickering waterfront for the enjoyment of the community. 

Take a look at what Mississauga is doing with the site of the old Lakeview Coal Plant.

Would you rather come home to a nearly 50-year-old nuclear station or a beautiful new waterfront?  We think the choice is clear— it is time to retire this old nuclear station and embrace a green future for Pickering!

 

Ask your election candidates: “Will you support the immediate closure and decommissioning of this old and unsafe nuclear plant and opt for lower cost and safer sources of power instead?”

And sign the petition below calling for Pickering’s closure when its licence expires this year.

Close the Pickering Nuclear Station in 2018!

Dear Premier

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12,287 Raihan Abbasi Toronto Nov 20, 2018
12,286 Paul Chevrier Oshawa Nov 19, 2018
12,285 Margaret Hinkson Newmarket Nov 19, 2018
12,284 Ambrose Raftis Charlton Nov 18, 2018
12,283 Christopher Gale Pickering Nov 18, 2018
12,282 tony Darmon Guelph Nov 18, 2018
12,281 Kathleen Brosemer Sault Ste marie Nov 17, 2018
12,280 Kavya M Pickering Nov 17, 2018
12,279 Marcel Serandour Oshawa Nov 17, 2018
12,278 Jean LeDrew Whitby Nov 16, 2018
12,277 Marion Law Toronto Nov 16, 2018
12,276 Sean King Pickering Nov 16, 2018
12,275 Claire Hughes Toronto Nov 15, 2018
12,274 bob kajbsc toronto Nov 15, 2018
12,273 no you me Nov 15, 2018
12,272 John Criker Vaughn Nov 15, 2018
12,271 Mathew Domaoan Vaughan Nov 15, 2018
12,270 ZOE CHILCO TORONTO Nov 14, 2018
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