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
842 Kaitlynn Smith Toronto Jan 22, 2020
841 Patrick Mealiffe Pickering Jan 22, 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. Patrick Mealiffe.
840 Laurie Lee Smiths Falls Jan 22, 2020
839 Annya Miller Pickering Jan 22, 2020
838 Laura Ball Pickering Jan 22, 2020
837 Joe Manzo Pickering Jan 22, 2020
836 Issac Williams Pickering Jan 22, 2020
835 Lionel Williams Pickering Jan 22, 2020
834 Nirmani Vithanage Ajax Jan 22, 2020
833 Liong Loo Markham Jan 22, 2020
832 Brenda Cross Ajax Jan 22, 2020
831 LARRY MARCHIORI AJAX Jan 22, 2020
830 Jo Hayward-Haines Jan 22, 2020
829 Horim Kim Jan 22, 2020
828 Edward Kim Pickering Jan 22, 2020
827 Maylynn Kim Pickering Jan 22, 2020
826 Jennifer Thomson Pickering Jan 22, 2020
825 Ed Thomson Pickering Jan 22, 2020
824 Scott Court Pickering Jan 22, 2020
823 Bill Kiatipis Pickering Jan 22, 2020
822 Sanjee Perera Pickering Jan 22, 2020
821 Bo Xu Pickering Jan 22, 2020
820 Alexander Yu Pickering Jan 22, 2020
819 Cecilia Xu Pickering Jan 22, 2020
818 Cici Xu Pickering Jan 22, 2020
817 Sharon Seeley Whitby Jan 22, 2020
816 Horst Schlichting Pickering Jan 22, 2020
815 Thusitha Weerasuriya Pickering Jan 22, 2020
814 Charlotte Cossette Jan 22, 2020
813 Lizia Fernandes Pickering Jan 22, 2020
812 Francis Almeida Pickering Jan 22, 2020
811 Ravi Jayatilake ajax Jan 22, 2020
810 Acheken Bedakian Pickering Jan 22, 2020
809 Jasmine Todorova Pickering Jan 22, 2020
808 Avo Bedakian Toronto Jan 22, 2020
807 Rajith Kadigamuwa Jan 22, 2020
806 Justin Trach Pickering Jan 22, 2020
805 Steve Messinis Ajax Jan 22, 2020
804 Ibrar Sajid Pickering Jan 22, 2020
803 Maggie Maclean Toronto Jan 22, 2020
802 S Bala Pickering Jan 22, 2020
801 Gord Hicks Uxbridge Jan 21, 2020
800 Mitch H Jan 21, 2020
799 Mart Bullen Whitby Jan 21, 2020
798 Husain Ghouse pickering Jan 21, 2020
797 Linda Hicks Uxbridge Jan 21, 2020
796 Colleen Braiden Jan 21, 2020
795 Natalia Ruden Bouctouche Jan 21, 2020
794 Anoja Rathnayake SCARBOROUGHM1N1R3 Jan 21, 2020
793 Richard Amenouche TORONTO Jan 21, 2020
792 Beverley Thibert Port Perry Jan 21, 2020
791 john philips whitevale Jan 21, 2020
790 Robert Cito Scarborough Jan 21, 2020
789 Muhammad Jamal Pickering Jan 21, 2020
788 Jennifer Lee Whitby Jan 21, 2020
787 Jalo Edwards Toronto Jan 21, 2020
786 Susan Philips Whitevale Jan 21, 2020
785 Brigette Williams Pickering Jan 21, 2020
784 Daniel Bennett Pickering Jan 21, 2020
783 Greg Payne Ajax Jan 21, 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. Investigate and leverage emergant technologies that reduces the decommissioning period from 40 years to 6-8 years....https://cdi-decom.com/decommissioning/
782 Samman Zafar Toronto Jan 21, 2020
781 Gordon Gheyssen Pickering Jan 21, 2020
780 Alfonso Harth Pickering Jan 21, 2020
779 JASON WATSON Pickering Jan 21, 2020
778 Dr. Zoran Pejovic Pickering Jan 21, 2020
777 Clara Hoover Toronto Jan 21, 2020
776 Chris Gupta London Jan 20, 2020
775 Mohammad Khan Ajax Jan 20, 2020
774 Davina Thomson Toronto Jan 20, 2020
773 Gayle Mitcham Pickering Jan 20, 2020
772 Jeevajanani Sathish Pickering Jan 20, 2020
771 Isa Jiang Jan 20, 2020
770 Yan Jiang Markham Jan 20, 2020
769 Udayanga Adhihetty Scarborough Jan 20, 2020
768 Lynn Lean Pickering Jan 20, 2020
767 Upendra Mailawalana Pickering Jan 20, 2020
766 Darlene Hebert Toronto Jan 20, 2020
765 Christa Willems-Davidson Scarborough Jan 20, 2020
764 Stephanie Morrell Pickering Jan 20, 2020
763 Chichi Chen Ajax Jan 20, 2020
762 Aliannis Garcell Gómez Pickering Jan 20, 2020
761 Laura den Ouden Uxbridge Jan 20, 2020
760 HSIAO-TSUI Yeh Toronto Jan 20, 2020
759 marilyn staudinger scarborough Jan 20, 2020
758 Bob Hanna Ajax Jan 20, 2020
757 Mark Taylor Scarborough Jan 20, 2020
756 Allison Murray Scarborough Jan 20, 2020
755 Subesha Singarajah Pickering Jan 20, 2020
754 Margaret Osborne Pickering Jan 20, 2020
753 Zlatko Igevski Pickering Jan 20, 2020
752 Ahsan Khurshid Pickering Jan 20, 2020
751 Lynn Tidd Pickering Jan 20, 2020
750 Susan Harris Pickering Jan 20, 2020
749 Catherine Stewart Pickering Jan 20, 2020
748 Kajitha Singarajah Pickering Jan 20, 2020
747 Catherine Miller Pickering Jan 20, 2020
746 SUBRAMANIAM RAMESH Ajax Jan 20, 2020
745 Kevin Cane Pickering Jan 20, 2020
744 Devika Arokium Pickering Jan 20, 2020
743 shikha Lovel Pickering Jan 20, 2020