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Dr. Helen Caldicott barred from Port Hope

The renowned anti-nuclear campaigner talks to rabble about being stopped from speaking at the epicentre of the Canadian nuclear industry, and what her worries are for the health of Port Hope citizens.

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When Ontarians conserve power, wind farms will be first to shut down

Despite its recent investment in wind energy, Ontario will periodically ask wind operators to turn off their turbines, leaving gas and nuclear operating, This Magazine has learned.

Conservation efforts and more energy production have led to an occasional surplus of electricity in the province, requiring Ontario to power down some generators at certain times of the year. According to a source within Ontario's non-renewable generating sector, wind generators will be the first to be shut down during surplus periods due to contracts that favour older natural gas plants. Ontario will soon have 1,200 Megawatts of wind power installed, and significant portions of it would periodically go unused under the scheme.


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| December 21, 2013

Fukushima two years later: Who should pay for nuclear disasters?

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Today marks two years since the beginning of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima. Put numerically, it's two years since three reactors melted down, causing an estimated $200 billion plus in damages, and forcing the displacement of more than 160,000 people previously living in the now state designated 'evacuation zone.'

It's important to note that additional thousands evacuated the region surrounding Fukushima amid health and economic concerns, though as far as compensation goes, they're marked as "volunteers" and thus, undeserving of recompense.


| June 6, 2012

Chernobyl anniversary: Time to rethink nuclear power in Canada

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On Wednesday morning, as part of Toronto-based anti-nuke group DONT NUKE TO!, I commemorated the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster by unfurling an enormous stop sign banner in the middle of the intersection of Yonge and Dundas in the centre of Toronto.

I was in the intersection of Yonge and Dundas simply because I'm 27 years old and I've been alive for four nuclear meltdowns -- unit 4 at Chernobyl, and units 1, 2, and 3 at Fukushima Daiichi.


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Angela Bischoff: Dangers of nuclear power generation and nuclear weapons proliferation

April 25, 2012
| Angela Bischoff from the Ontario Clean Air Alliance speaks about the connection between nuclear power generation and nuclear weapons proliferation and Ontario's plans to build new nuclear projects.
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Ontario Liberals get FIT but may still nuke green energy

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At the end of March, the Ontario Liberals received their two-year review of the Feed-In Tariff Program (FIT). The FIT was a component of 2009's Green Energy Act that aimed to procure renewable energy at a fixed, contracted rate that would both spur the renewable energy sector in the province and facilitate the shutdown of coal power generation.


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