Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has applied to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for a Site Preparation Licence for its proposed new Greater Toronto Area (GTA) nuclear reactor
which it wants to build beside the Darlington Nuclear Station near Oshawa.
This is a bad plan for four reasons:
- Ontario has cleaner, safer and lower-cost renewable options to keep its lights on.
- Siting a new reactor with unproven technology in the GTA would be reckless.
- OPG does not have a long-term facility for the safe storage of its nuclear wastes.
- OPG does not have a plan or a budget to immediately dismantle the proposed GTA nuclear reactor after it comes to the end of its commercial life
Read the report on why this is a bad plan and better alternatives.