Petition to the Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy, M.P.P. Pickering-Uxbridge & President of the Treasury Board

Dear Minister Bethlenfalvy:

Please ask Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to:

  1. Immediately dismantle the Pickering Nuclear Station after it closes in December 2024, to permit most of the station’s 600-acre site to be returned to the people of Pickering by 2034; and
  2. Ensure that the Pickering Nuclear Station’s spent nuclear fuel is stored in an attack-resistant facility as soon as possible.

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Require immediate dismantling for the Pickering Nuclear Station and safe storage of radioactive waste

Dear Minister Bethlenfalvy:

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Background Information

The Pickering Nuclear Station is North America’s 3rd oldest and its 5th largest nuclear station. When it closes in December 2024 it will be 53 years old.

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, immediate dismantling is “the preferred decommissioning strategy” for nuclear plants. Already five nuclear stations in the U.S. have been immediately dismantled in less than ten years after they were shut down.  Ontario Power Generation, however, plans to wait 30 years before beginning the dismantling of the Pickering Nuclear Station.

According to a 1982 Ontario Hydro report, the Pickering Nuclear Station could be immediately dismantled in nine years. 

OPG is planning to maintain the Pickering Nuclear Station’s spent nuclear fuel on site until an off-site Deep Geological Repository is in-service.  According to OPG, this off-site facility “will be available no earlier than 2043.”  In the interim, OPG is planning to continue to store the spent nuclear fuel on-site in conventional commercial storage buildings on the water’s edge.

For more information, please read our short report: Making the Right Choice for Pickering’s Waterfront.

 

 

Signatures
721 Karen Wen Pickering Jan 20, 2020
720 Hayk Eloyan Pickering Jan 20, 2020
719 DEEPA SREEKUMAR TORONTO Jan 20, 2020
718 Amitav Dash Jan 20, 2020
717 MIKE INSANIC TORONTO Jan 18, 2020
716 JASMINKA INSANIC TORONTO Jan 18, 2020
715 Janet Graham Ottawa Jan 17, 2020
714 Luc Sagar Jan 17, 2020
713 Ed Gallardo Ajax Jan 17, 2020
712 Sharon Mugford Toronto Jan 16, 2020
711 Piero Triverio Toronto Jan 16, 2020
710 andy cottrell,M.S.M. Toronto Jan 16, 2020
709 Denise McQuarrie ACTON Jan 16, 2020
708 Zhaotang He Pickering Jan 16, 2020
707 Ziyan Guan Pickering Jan 16, 2020
706 Stefan marshall Pickering Jan 16, 2020
705 John Mark Robertson Belleville Jan 16, 2020
704 Miriam Sager Hamilton Jan 16, 2020
703 Asad Baig Pickering Jan 15, 2020
702 Farheen Hasan Pickering Jan 15, 2020
701 Melodie Ford Pickering Jan 15, 2020
700 Yousaf Munir Butt Pickering Jan 15, 2020
699 Arleigh Luckett Jan 15, 2020
698 Lyndsay McGrath Pickering Jan 15, 2020
697 Alison Jones Pickering Jan 15, 2020
696 Pamela Laidler Ottawa Jan 15, 2020
695 Bev DeVilliers Pickering Jan 15, 2020
694 Alan Candelma Pickering Jan 15, 2020
693 Paula Tippett Saint John Jan 14, 2020
692 Katia Picada Toronto Jan 14, 2020
691 matthew hall toronto Jan 14, 2020
690 Laal Willayat Pickering Jan 14, 2020
689 Michael Morandin Oshawa Jan 14, 2020
688 Abdul Nuruzzaman Toronto Jan 14, 2020
687 Roy Ramzi Markham Jan 14, 2020
686 Adriana Dragomir Scarborough Jan 14, 2020
685 Furkan Nan Pickering Jan 14, 2020
684 Chantal Stepa Toronto Jan 14, 2020
683 Maria Ricupero Toronto Jan 14, 2020
682 David Ngo Pickering Jan 14, 2020
681 Sheila Banerjee Toronto Jan 14, 2020
680 Mustafa Ahmed Pickering Jan 14, 2020
679 Seyed Karimi Pickering Jan 14, 2020
678 Fong Di Caterina North York Jan 14, 2020
677 Ahmed Nasim Pickering Jan 14, 2020
676 Minhaj Hussain Pickering Jan 13, 2020
675 Syed Mannan Pickering Jan 13, 2020
674 Intikhab Khan Pickering Jan 13, 2020
673 Mohammad Shabbir Pickering Jan 13, 2020
672 Tamzeed Azad Pickering Jan 13, 2020
671 Kelly Fernandez Oshawa Jan 13, 2020
670 Tanim Wahid Ajax Jan 13, 2020
669 Riad Rahman Markham Jan 13, 2020
668 Shihab Zaman-Apu Pickering Jan 13, 2020
667 Indu Kalutantiri Pickering Jan 13, 2020 Please ask Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to: 1. Please Close Pickering nuclear station immediately 2. dismantle the Pickering Nuclear Station to permit most of the station’s 600-acre site to be returned to the City of Pickering and 3. Ensure that the Pickering Nuclear Station’s spent nuclear fuel is stored in an attack-resistant facility as soon as possible.
666 Jenny Woo Scarborough Jan 13, 2020
665 Graham Jackson Richmond Hill Jan 13, 2020
664 Hari Das Burlington Jan 13, 2020
663 Betty Cheung Thornhill Jan 13, 2020
662 A. Helene Soptei-Klein Richmond Hill, ON Jan 13, 2020
661 john rodrigues toronto Jan 13, 2020
660 Cassandra Jackaman Ottawa Jan 13, 2020
659 Sandra Fruedman Toronto Jan 13, 2020
658 Constance Demb Toronto Jan 13, 2020
657 Sue-Ann Dini Pickering Jan 13, 2020
656 Norman Yuan Markham Jan 13, 2020
655 Tania Szablowski Toronto Jan 13, 2020
654 Wafaa Samaha Etobicoke Jan 13, 2020
653 Carole Burnham Toronto Jan 13, 2020
652 Barry Mager Thornhill Jan 13, 2020
651 Imad Koussan Pickering Jan 13, 2020
650 Ali Reslan Pickering Jan 13, 2020
649 Gus El-Mor pickering Jan 13, 2020
648 Carole Perry Toronto Jan 13, 2020
647 Andie Pople Toronto Jan 13, 2020
646 Leslie Wolfe Toronto Jan 13, 2020
645 Scott Wood Pickering Jan 13, 2020
644 James Farintosh Pickering Jan 13, 2020
643 Tamara Bernstein Toronto Jan 13, 2020
642 Sunil John Knoxville Jan 13, 2020
641 Kevin Crowther Pickering Jan 13, 2020
640 Theresa Simpatico Pickering Jan 13, 2020
639 Yovita Gwekwerere Sudbury Jan 13, 2020
638 Dianne Sullivan Pickering Jan 13, 2020
637 John Wright Markham Jan 13, 2020
636 Earl Burt Toronto Jan 13, 2020
635 Martin Harbury Toronto Jan 13, 2020
634 Sally Thurlow Whitby Jan 13, 2020
633 Carole and Karl Condé and Beveridge Toronto Jan 13, 2020
632 Therese CARTER Pickering Jan 13, 2020
631 Elizabeth Rinaldo Mississauga Jan 13, 2020
630 Jean Veronneau Pickering Jan 13, 2020
629 Zehnim juddha Pickering Jan 13, 2020
628 Sheila Baker Pickering Jan 13, 2020
627 Marlon Lo Toronto Jan 13, 2020
626 Neetu K Thiruvananthapuram Jan 13, 2020
625 Paul Unterman Toronto Jan 13, 2020
624 Mathai Cyriac Bangalore Jan 13, 2020
623 Karen Mak Markham Jan 13, 2020
622 Vinai Cyriac Pickering Jan 13, 2020