Our community meeting in Pickering this week made one thing clear – Pickering wants its waterfront back.
The people of Pickering have lots of ideas about how the 600-acre site of the Pickering Nuclear Station could be re-purposed once the plant closes in 2024 – from restoring natural habitat and marshes to developing renewable energy generation. What they don’t want is to wait 30 years to begin the process of dismantling the plant and moving its highly radioactive waste to a safer location.
Pickering MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy is an important minister in the Ford government. We are calling on Mr. Bethlenfalvy to use his influence to speak about the desire of the people of Pickering to see the nuclear station immediately dismantled after closure. As Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG’s) only shareholder, the Government of Ontario can order OPG to adopt the global best practice of immediate dismantling.
Please sign our petition calling on Minister Bethlenfalvy to support immediate dismantling. And please ask your friends and neighbours to do so too. After hosting the 8-reactor station for 53 years, the people of Pickering shouldn’t have to wait until 2064 for an opportunity to revitalize their waterfront.
– Angela Bischoff, Director