Ontario Power Generation has announced that it plans to build a new nuclear reactor in the Greater Toronto Area (near Oshawa) for $3 billion with US-based GE Hitachi this will cost two to five times more than solar, wind, or water power.

There are no working commercial small nuclear reactors in the world; it is a technology that is still on the drawing board with unproven performance and no track record of safety.

Betting on this unproven technology makes little sense when renewables are a fraction of the cost, safer, and will not create radioactive waste that has to be stored for hundreds of thousands of years.

Tell Ontario’s political leaders and your MPP to say NO to a new nuclear reactor in the GTA and YES to renewables and conservation.