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 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.

 

 

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1,461 shazna rizvi pickering Nov 27, 2020
1,460 Sahil Batra Ajax Nov 19, 2020
1,459 Nenette Domingo Pickering Nov 13, 2020
1,458 Peter Lewis Scarborough Nov 10, 2020
1,457 Don Weitz Toronto Nov 09, 2020
1,456 Sara Clark Kitchener Nov 04, 2020
1,455 Dave Carscadden Rockwood Nov 02, 2020 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; and 3. Install 50-80MW of ground mounted solar on the land.
1,454 Connor Bognar Orangeville Oct 29, 2020 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 temporarily stored in an attack-resistant facility as soon as possible. 3. Transport the spent nuclear fuel to Onkalo spent nuclear fuel deep geological repository in Eurajoki municipality, Satakunta region Finland; working in collaboration with the Finnish government at all levels.
1,453 Rachel Lowenberg Ottawa Oct 26, 2020
1,452 Van Hori Pickering Oct 23, 2020
1,451 Sajid Kureshi Ajax Oct 18, 2020
1,450 Debbie Chan Toronto Oct 17, 2020
1,449 Helder Hipolito Pickering Oct 15, 2020
1,448 Janice Padilla PICKERING Oct 13, 2020
1,447 Ella Chung Pickering Oct 12, 2020
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1,445 Eddie Chan Pickering Oct 12, 2020
1,444 Rabiya Nayyar Pickering Oct 12, 2020
1,443 Chantylle Canlas Pickering Oct 09, 2020
1,442 max lorenz toronto Oct 09, 2020
1,441 Ian Canlas Pickering Oct 08, 2020
1,440 Ethan Anderman killaloe Oct 08, 2020
1,439 Beth Mahy Willowdale Oct 08, 2020
1,438 Cheryl Arndt Toronto Sep 30, 2020
1,437 Newton Chan Maple Sep 28, 2020
1,436 Melanie Robitaille Toronto Sep 23, 2020
1,435 Ira Rabinovitch Toronto Sep 23, 2020
1,434 Alice Klein toronto Sep 22, 2020
1,433 Kathleen MacCarthy Niagara Falls Sep 21, 2020
1,432 Sharon Anderson Toronto Sep 21, 2020
1,431 John M. Darling Toronto Sep 20, 2020
1,430 tim mainella pickering Sep 10, 2020
1,429 Walter Brooker Toronto Aug 31, 2020
1,428 Thula Led Aug 22, 2020
1,427 Katie Williams Pickering Aug 19, 2020
1,426 Katherine McGillivray Toronto Aug 18, 2020
1,425 Shannon Coppins Pickering Aug 07, 2020
1,424 Kevin Coppins Pickering Aug 07, 2020
1,423 JEROME ARUL RAJ Pickering Aug 05, 2020
1,422 Hayley Gosselin Pickering Jul 20, 2020
1,421 Greg Ward Pickering Jul 16, 2020
1,420 Judy Feor Pickering Jul 16, 2020
1,419 Joyce Evangelista Pickering Jul 15, 2020
1,418 Thomas D'Souza Pickering Jun 23, 2020
1,417 Priscilla D'Souza Pickering Jun 23, 2020
1,416 Shanen D'Souza Pickering Jun 23, 2020
1,415 Sweeny D'Souza Pickering Jun 23, 2020
1,414 Karen Bordne Scarborough Jun 23, 2020
1,413 Joyce Hall Markdale Jun 23, 2020
1,412 Mary Palamoudian Ajax Jun 20, 2020
1,411 Tonie Vittorio Pickering Jun 20, 2020
1,410 Dave Matthews Pickering Jun 20, 2020
1,409 Vivian Bakerdjian Unionville Jun 20, 2020
1,408 Mary Darakjian Toronto Jun 20, 2020
1,407 Stephanie Blackmore Toronto Jun 08, 2020
1,406 Robert Streich Oakville May 27, 2020
1,405 Robert Rowe Hamilton May 27, 2020
1,404 Deborah Cherry Toronto May 26, 2020
1,403 Walter Whiteley Toronto Apr 22, 2020
1,402 Leona Selimovski Pickering Mar 29, 2020
1,401 hassan haghighi pickering Mar 17, 2020
1,400 Sarah Bailey Pickering Mar 13, 2020
1,399 julie leach Toronto Mar 09, 2020
1,398 Christine Kennedy Pickering Mar 07, 2020
1,397 Marija Minic Scarborough Mar 05, 2020
1,396 J. P. Unger Ottawa Mar 02, 2020
1,395 Jon Storms Ajax Mar 02, 2020
1,394 Tom Lawson Port Hope Mar 02, 2020
1,393 Cornelius Talmadge Toronto Mar 02, 2020
1,392 Guy Cooper Toronto Mar 02, 2020
1,391 KHALID AZIZ AJAX Mar 02, 2020
1,390 carol pritchard Mar 01, 2020
1,389 ted pritchard Mar 01, 2020
1,388 Areeb Shams Scarborough Feb 29, 2020
1,387 June Currie Pickering Feb 27, 2020
1,386 Cathy Labdas Ajax Feb 26, 2020
1,385 david longstaff Hamilton Feb 25, 2020
1,384 Marisa Ferrari Pickering Feb 22, 2020
1,383 John Honsberger Pickering Feb 22, 2020
1,382 Kate Cherrett Pickering Feb 21, 2020
1,381 Emma Ryder Pickering Feb 21, 2020 Give us our waterfront back. Parkland, not radioactive wasteland. Go 100% renewable with conservation and wAter power from Quebec.
1,380 Rob Vanderwel Pickering Feb 21, 2020
1,379 Alycia Lue Pickering Feb 21, 2020
1,378 Khalid Belkaid pickering Feb 21, 2020
1,377 Magdalena Belkaid Pickering Feb 21, 2020
1,376 Catherine Churchill Frank Toronto Feb 19, 2020
1,375 Denise Conway Toronto Feb 18, 2020
1,374 Giuseppe Giampaolo Toronto Feb 18, 2020
1,373 Ben Dover Toronto Feb 17, 2020
1,372 Peter Forint Pickering Feb 17, 2020
1,371 Chiquita Blackburn Scarborough Feb 17, 2020
1,370 Denise Li Toronto Feb 16, 2020
1,369 Mark Njoroge Pickering Feb 15, 2020
1,368 Jay Luo markham Feb 15, 2020
1,367 Bronwen Lloyd Toronto ON Feb 15, 2020
1,366 Kathi Douglas Oshawa Feb 15, 2020
1,365 Lee Currie Ottawa Feb 15, 2020
1,364 Steven Smiglicki Pickering Feb 14, 2020
1,363 Natalie Leung Ajax Feb 14, 2020
1,362 Jamie Jones Scarborough Feb 14, 2020