We have better options. Why risk losing your home?
The Pickering Nuclear Station is one of the oldest nuclear plants in the world. It has a long history of accidents and safety concerns and is now well past its official retirement age. It is also surrounded by more people — 2.2 million — than any other nuclear plant in North America. If a Fukushima-scale accident happened at the Pickering Nuclear Station, more than 650,000 people could lose their homes and have to be evacuated for 30-100 years. Tens of thousands of GTA residents could develop cancers.
Fortunately, we have plenty of safer and lower cost alternatives to continuing to run this old nuclear station, including getting power from Quebec. Power from Quebec would cost roughly half as much as power from Pickering, making it possible to lower our power bills while removing eight very old reactors from our largest urban area.
Right now, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is planning to close the plant in 2024 and lay off most of its workforce while leaving the plant sitting on the Pickering waterfront untouched for the following 30 years. A better plan is to adopt the international best practice of immediate decommissioning. If we close the plant in 2018 and immediately start dismantling it, we can create 32,000 person years of employment and revitalize a big piece of the Pickering waterfront for the enjoyment of the community.
Take a look at what Mississauga is doing with the site of the old Lakeview Coal Plant.
Would you rather come home to a nearly 50-year-old nuclear station or a beautiful new waterfront? We think the choice is clear— it is time to retire this old nuclear station and embrace a green future for Pickering!
Ask your election candidates: “Will you support the immediate closure and decommissioning of this old and unsafe nuclear plant and opt for lower cost and safer sources of power instead?”
And sign the petition below calling for Pickering’s closure when its licence expires this year.
Close the Pickering Nuclear Station!Read the petition
|12,750||Justin Trudeau||ottawa||Jan 17, 2023|
|12,749||HUJIA LIU||Toronto||Jan 05, 2023|
|12,748||Pia Wilson||Toronto||Jan 02, 2023|
|12,747||Paul Benedetti||Dec 12, 2022|
|12,746||Jason Watchorn||Niagara Falls||Nov 29, 2022|
|12,745||Alanna Nish||Richmond Hill||Nov 24, 2022|
|12,744||Victor Joshua||TORONTO||Nov 23, 2022|
|12,743||Joseph Kim||Toronto||Nov 12, 2022|
|12,742||Jonathan J||Toronto||Oct 27, 2022|
|12,741||Ian Correa||Innisfil||Oct 25, 2022|
|12,740||Soheil Aliakbari||North York||Oct 02, 2022|
|12,739||Jean-Luc Todoroff||Toronto||Sep 30, 2022|
|12,738||Monica Dai||Toronto||Sep 29, 2022|
|12,737||Pam Johnson||Toronto||Sep 29, 2022|
|12,736||Neil Liu||Pickering||Sep 24, 2022|
|12,735||Ninos Odisho||Brampton||Sep 22, 2022|
|12,734||Saurabh Gupta||Toronto||Sep 04, 2022|
|12,733||Steven Huang||Toronto||Aug 29, 2022|
|12,732||Ram Raj||Mississauga||Aug 09, 2022|
|12,731||Bianca Pioli||Pickering||Aug 08, 2022|
|12,730||Jai HARIBABU||East York||Jul 25, 2022|
|12,729||Nancy Bhatia||Pickering||Jul 24, 2022|
|12,728||Caleb Tarshis||Toronto||Jul 09, 2022|
|12,727||Kelly-ann Burleigh||Orillia||Jun 28, 2022|
|12,726||Nancy Bentin||Ayax||May 26, 2022|
|12,725||Andres Roppa||Ajax||May 26, 2022|
|12,724||Carolina Roppa||Ajax||May 26, 2022|
|12,723||Dylan S||Pickering||May 15, 2022|
|12,722||Petar Toncev||North York||Apr 18, 2022|
|12,721||Zuha Shaikh||Apr 09, 2022|
|12,720||behnam ghafouri||Toronto||Apr 05, 2022|
|12,719||Fahad Mir||Pickering||Mar 15, 2022|
|12,718||kelly green||edmonton||Mar 05, 2022|
|12,717||Melissa Howie||Oshawa||Feb 28, 2022|
|12,716||Ashok K||Ajax||Feb 16, 2022|
|12,715||Shveta K||Ajax||Feb 16, 2022|
|12,714||Frances Blundell||Pickering||Nov 18, 2021|