Petition for the immediate dismantling of Pickering Nuclear Station

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.

On January 27, 2020 Mayor Ryan and Pickering Council unanimously passed a resolution calling for the Pickering Nuclear Station to be dismantled as “expeditiously as possible” after it is shut down in keeping with the recommendation of the International Atomic Energy Agency that immediate dismantling is “the preferred decommissioning strategy” for nuclear plants.

According to a 1982 Ontario Hydro report, the Pickering Nuclear Station could be completely dismantled and decommissioned in just nine years after it is shut down. 

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.

Until a secure off-site storage facility is in operation, Pickering’s spent nuclear fuel should be stored on-site in above-ground, attack-resistant, reinforced-concrete vaults.

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

 

 

Signatures
1,627 Harley Lawrence Montreal Jan 09, 2022
1,626 Sally Livingston Montreal Jan 09, 2022
1,625 Kathryn Grante Limerick Jan 09, 2022
1,624 jean zeibak santa barabara Jan 08, 2022
1,623 Douglas Yardley Scarborough Jan 08, 2022
1,622 Coby Schultz Wayland Jan 08, 2022
1,621 Eleanor Hayward Hamilton Oct 28, 2021
1,620 Tom Miceli Burlington Oct 17, 2021
1,619 Kathy Chung Toronto Oct 02, 2021 I am a concerned Ontario citizen. 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 City of Pickering by 2034; and 2. Ensure that the Pickering Nuclear Station’s spent nuclear fuel is stored in an attack-resistant and environmentally safe facility as soon as possible.
1,618 Ric Goce Pickering Oct 01, 2021
1,617 MARY Hovnanian PICKERING Sep 29, 2021
1,616 Mihail Boboc Pickering Sep 22, 2021
1,615 Melba Jolly Sep 01, 2021
1,614 Eric Jolly Sep 01, 2021
1,613 Richard Kienitz toronto Aug 27, 2021
1,612 Rachelle Letain Hamilton Aug 27, 2021
1,611 Carol Amirault Toronto Aug 26, 2021
1,610 Dinesh Jayaram Pickering Aug 26, 2021
1,609 Rubina Parveen Pickering Aug 25, 2021
1,608 Arish Khan Pickering Aug 25, 2021
1,607 Delia Mines Pickering Aug 24, 2021
1,606 Josi Thomson Toronto Aug 23, 2021
1,605 Vera Pinto Pickering Aug 23, 2021
1,604 Donna Forde Pickering Aug 22, 2021
1,603 Michael Streng Pickering Aug 22, 2021
1,602 Rick Piovesan Dundas Aug 18, 2021
1,601 Janet Christensen London Aug 16, 2021
1,600 Kevin somnauth Pickering Aug 16, 2021
1,599 myra bravo Pickering Aug 16, 2021
1,598 Jenna Adleman Scarborough Aug 11, 2021
1,597 hongcheng wang Toronto Aug 10, 2021
1,596 Joan Moran Pickering Aug 07, 2021
1,595 Naomi Lubinski Ajax Aug 04, 2021
1,594 James Moran Pickering Aug 04, 2021
1,593 Antonietta Cillo Pickering Aug 04, 2021
1,592 Meegan Hannah Ajax Aug 02, 2021
1,591 John Sinclair Pickering Aug 02, 2021
1,590 Peter Papadopoulos Pickering Jul 25, 2021
1,589 Terri Daniels Uxbridge Jul 25, 2021
1,588 Barb and Mike Cillo Pickering Jul 25, 2021
1,587 Jean-Paul Bourque Moncton Jul 25, 2021
1,586 Danielle Goodin Pickering Jul 24, 2021
1,585 Ian Martin Thunder Bay Jul 24, 2021
1,584 Aman Monga Jul 24, 2021
1,583 Inna Gnizdiuk Pickering Jul 24, 2021
1,582 Jennifer Capano Pickering Jul 24, 2021
1,581 Urvashi Sirur Pickering Jul 24, 2021
1,580 Tiffany Wilson Pickering Jul 24, 2021
1,579 Parul Singh Pickering Jul 24, 2021
1,578 Don Alton Pickering Jul 24, 2021
1,577 rinku singh pickering Jul 24, 2021
1,576 Lindsay Martin Pickering Jul 24, 2021
1,575 Sharon Whiteside Pickering Jul 23, 2021
1,574 jd sweeney Markdale Jul 23, 2021
1,573 Louise Brighton Pickering Jul 21, 2021
1,572 Geoff Allen Ajax Jul 20, 2021
1,571 Katie Robertson Ajax Jul 20, 2021
1,570 Diana Sciarra Jul 20, 2021
1,569 Lydia Mason Pickering Jul 19, 2021
1,568 Eileen Sengupta Pickering Jul 19, 2021
1,567 Richard Prentice Pickering Jul 19, 2021
1,566 KAM RATHEE Pickering Jul 19, 2021
1,565 Kartheepan Mani Pickering Jul 19, 2021
1,564 Daniel Forter Pickering Jul 19, 2021 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 City 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. The immediate dismantlement of the Pickering facility will provide further economic benefits to the community by restoring a valuable property that may be used for further development. There is also an opportunity to improve the natural environment and viewshed of the Pickering waterfront that already attracts a heavy number of visitors in the summer months.
1,563 Donna Hore Pickering Jul 18, 2021
1,562 Valeria Sarkisova Pickering Jul 17, 2021
1,561 Alan Macdonald Pickering Jul 17, 2021
1,560 Rachel O'Donoghue PICKERING Jul 17, 2021
1,559 Jeff Whalen Pickering Jul 17, 2021 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 City 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. 3. Ensure this environmentally sensitive and beautiful waterfront as well as all waterfront in the Durham Region is Protected and kept Condo Free.
1,558 Tony Curtis Pickering Jul 16, 2021
1,557 Jill O'Donoghue Pickering Jul 16, 2021
1,556 Christine Cosgrove Pickering Jul 16, 2021
1,555 Lori Oliveira Pickering Jul 16, 2021
1,554 Bruce Cowan Pickering Jul 15, 2021
1,553 Eric Wilton Pickering Jul 15, 2021
1,552 Doug Wilton Pickering Jul 15, 2021
1,551 Ziegfred Sarmiento Pickering Jul 15, 2021
1,550 Gord Macpherson Pickering Jul 15, 2021
1,549 Ange Berlin Pickering Jul 15, 2021
1,548 Mike Passmore Pickering Jul 15, 2021
1,547 Susan Herbert Pickering Jul 15, 2021
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1,543 Melanie Bailey Pickering Jul 15, 2021
1,542 Gordon Skinner Kingston Jul 15, 2021
1,541 Cheryl Skinner Kingston Jul 15, 2021
1,540 lory drusian pickering Jul 15, 2021
1,539 Scott Campbell Pickering Jul 14, 2021
1,538 Jessica Volikis Pickering Jul 14, 2021
1,537 Jo-Anne Myburgh Pickering Jul 14, 2021
1,536 Lynn Jeffs Pickering Jul 14, 2021
1,535 Carol Gooden Ajax Jul 12, 2021
1,534 Grant Aird Ajax Jul 12, 2021
1,533 Daniel HECTOR Toronto Jul 09, 2021
1,532 David Zhu Ajax Jul 03, 2021
1,531 Jerry Rozeluk Whitby Jun 30, 2021
1,530 Anne Kerubo Ajax Jun 30, 2021
1,529 David Sudbury Ajax Jun 30, 2021
1,528 Robert Farley Ottawa Jun 24, 2021