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.

 

 

Signatures
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
1,361 Maggie Martineau Hamilton Feb 14, 2020
1,360 Hana Beker Toronto Feb 14, 2020
1,359 Maggie Panter Toronto Feb 13, 2020
1,358 Gordon Handscomb Whitby Feb 13, 2020
1,357 Cynthia Sanderson Toronto Feb 13, 2020
1,356 Krystyna Ross Toronto Feb 13, 2020
1,355 louise woychesko lindsay Feb 12, 2020
1,354 Caro Urquhart Prenton Feb 12, 2020
1,353 Alex Adams Toronto Feb 11, 2020
1,352 judi coburn Toronto Feb 09, 2020
1,351 Helen Turnbull Gore’s Landing Feb 09, 2020
1,350 Cindy Shi Feb 08, 2020
1,349 Graham Lodge Kingston Feb 07, 2020
1,348 Angel Hamilton Peterborough Feb 07, 2020
1,347 Song Sha pickering Feb 07, 2020
1,346 THOMAS DONTSOS SCARBOROUGH Feb 07, 2020
1,345 Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg Feb 07, 2020
1,344 Don Young Toronto, ON Feb 07, 2020
1,343 Janice Wilton Oshawa Feb 07, 2020
1,342 Phyllis Creighton Toronto Feb 07, 2020
1,341 Vitali Tourkov Pickering Feb 07, 2020
1,340 Elizabeth Nyburg Toronto Feb 06, 2020
1,339 Cheryl Proctor Pickering Feb 06, 2020
1,338 Christopher Zabaneh Toronto Feb 05, 2020
1,337 G Randy Shantz Toronto Feb 05, 2020 Please ask Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to: 1. Do not immediately dismantle Pickering Nuclear plant but follow OPG's plan; i Safe storage period starts: 3 years; ii All used fuel moved into dry storage: 13 years; iii All used fuel removed from site: 30 years; iv All facilities dismantled: 40 years; and 2. Ensure that the Pickering Nuclear Station’s spent nuclear fuel is stored in an attack-resistant facility as soon as possible.
1,336 Cindy Stewart Pickering Feb 05, 2020
1,335 Bruno Sousa Feb 05, 2020
1,334 Anne Kaufmann Richmond HIll Feb 05, 2020
1,333 Eva Myers Toronto Feb 05, 2020
1,332 Alexandra Snape Pickering Feb 05, 2020
1,331 Kelly Mitchell Pickering Feb 05, 2020
1,330 Madeleine Frechette Pickering Feb 04, 2020
1,329 Fawkes Conibear Guelph Feb 04, 2020
1,328 Gaye-Frances Alexander Toronto Feb 03, 2020
1,327 Ahmad Amanullah Feb 03, 2020
1,326 Robert Boduch Pickering Feb 03, 2020
1,325 judy garcia pickering Feb 03, 2020
1,324 Donna Bell Pickering Feb 02, 2020
1,323 Sharon McGettigan Feb 02, 2020
1,322 Edna Hussman Toronto Feb 02, 2020
1,321 Robin Helgesen Pickering Feb 01, 2020
1,320 Frances Burton Carrying Place Feb 01, 2020
1,319 Susan Xuan Ngo Pickering Feb 01, 2020
1,318 Thomas Xuan Ngo Pickering Feb 01, 2020
1,317 Dinh Thi Hoang Trang Pickering Feb 01, 2020
1,316 Xuan Viet Ngo Pickering Feb 01, 2020
1,315 Linda Jamieson Caledonia Jan 31, 2020
1,314 Cathy Brochet Cookshire Jan 31, 2020
1,313 J MCCULLAGH Pickering Jan 31, 2020
1,312 Anh Ngu Jan 31, 2020
1,311 Latifa Sarwari Ajax Jan 31, 2020
1,310 maureen stark ottawa Jan 31, 2020
1,309 Kehua Zhang Ajax Jan 31, 2020
1,308 hogan Liu Pickering Jan 31, 2020
1,307 Paula Frederick Ajax Jan 31, 2020
1,306 Joan Murchison Sarnia Jan 31, 2020
1,305 Matt Simpson Pickering Jan 31, 2020
1,304 Laura Simpson Pickering Jan 31, 2020
1,303 Joe Hill Sarnia Jan 31, 2020