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
1,521 Shoshana Fainsilber Toronto May 09, 2021
1,520 Sharon Macsai Welland Apr 28, 2021
1,519 Brenda Kotras Campbellford Apr 16, 2021
1,518 Brenda Ferris Cobourg Apr 16, 2021
1,517 Carlos del Junco Port Hope Apr 15, 2021
1,516 Ashley Briggs Pickering Apr 14, 2021
1,515 Mark Chapman Toronto Apr 07, 2021
1,514 Michael Quintin Toronto Apr 05, 2021
1,513 Helena Wehrstein Toronto Mar 31, 2021
1,512 Melanie Gyles Scarborough Mar 27, 2021
1,511 Cheryl Burrell Pickering Mar 25, 2021
1,510 Pamela Khan PICKERING Mar 25, 2021
1,509 Manij Dangwal Pickering Mar 25, 2021
1,508 Lina Gueorguieva Pickering Mar 25, 2021
1,507 Dave Lovve Ajax Mar 25, 2021
1,506 Cheryl Hannah Pickering Mar 25, 2021
1,505 Marie Eley Pickering Mar 25, 2021
1,504 Kim Lachance Pickering Mar 25, 2021
1,503 Elena Chileva Toronto Mar 25, 2021
1,502 Padmoutie Baijnauth Ajax Mar 25, 2021
1,501 Neil Blackburn Pickering Mar 24, 2021
1,500 Li Chen Pickering Mar 24, 2021
1,499 Elena Atanassova Pickering Mar 24, 2021
1,498 Khadija Mirza Pickering Mar 24, 2021
1,497 Jigarkumar Parmar Pickering Mar 24, 2021
1,496 C Heard Pickering Mar 24, 2021
1,495 Paul van Fraassen Pickering Mar 24, 2021
1,494 Jim Porter Pickering Mar 24, 2021
1,493 Dolores Cabrets Pickering Mar 24, 2021
1,492 Teresa Dionne Pickering Mar 24, 2021
1,491 Janice Porter Pickering Mar 24, 2021
1,490 SL Bondarchuk Brights Grove Mar 23, 2021
1,489 Rosemary Pasquale Toronto Mar 20, 2021
1,488 Mili Sharma Toronto Mar 14, 2021
1,487 John O'Brien Cavan-Monaghan Mar 11, 2021
1,486 Mili Sharma Toronto Feb 09, 2021
1,485 Erin Maaskant Toronto Feb 02, 2021
1,484 Grace Hamilton King City Jan 24, 2021
1,483 Alex Karpov Carleton Place Jan 20, 2021
1,482 Barbara Leiterman Ameliasburgh Jan 06, 2021
1,481 Nishkala Yoganandan Scarborough Dec 23, 2020
1,480 Emma Lacrampe-Couloume Minden Dec 22, 2020
1,479 Nathalie CAZENAVE-DIT-BERDOT SCARBOROUGH Dec 22, 2020
1,478 Roy Shanks Pickering Ontario Canada Dec 15, 2020
1,477 DEREK SCHMIDT KAMINISTIQUIA Dec 10, 2020
1,476 Aimie Balderian Pickering Dec 09, 2020
1,475 Brian Henchey Pickering Dec 08, 2020
1,474 Belinda Lyn Pickering Dec 07, 2020
1,473 marta croly pickering Dec 07, 2020
1,472 Richard Riddell PICKERING Dec 04, 2020
1,471 Lech Straczynski Pickering Dec 04, 2020
1,470 Carrington Latty Pickering Dec 03, 2020
1,469 Emily Viggiani Pickering Nov 30, 2020
1,468 Elizabeth Fedorkow Toronto Nov 30, 2020
1,467 Chris Walsh Pickering Nov 29, 2020
1,466 Gene Stewart Pickering Nov 29, 2020
1,465 Barry Grieve Pickering Nov 28, 2020
1,464 Sarah Power Pickering Nov 28, 2020
1,463 Sylvia Smart Pickering Nov 28, 2020
1,462 Jean Munro Pickering Nov 28, 2020
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