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Jan 25th, 2022
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The World Nuclear is not a Practicable Means to Combat Climate Change according to 4 Former Heads of Nuclear Regulation and Governmental Radiation Protection Committees Why nuclear power can never be green The world must ponder whether it is worth tackling the poison in the air that is carbon by spre...
Jan 20th, 2022
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Canada’s nuclear industry plans to send up to 30,000 shipments of toxic radioactive waste by truck or rail to either Ignace or South Bruce in Ontario. Some of those shipments would travel through densely populated communities. (NWMO) From CBC News, January 18, 2022 By Colin Butler A proposed tr...
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Jan 19th, 2022
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The City of Barrie’s wastewater treatment facility on Bradford Street. | Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday From BarrieToday, January 16, 2022 By Peter Bursztyn Organic waste is everything which started out as either plant or animal matter. It includes wilted cabbage, banana peel, corn stubble, excess fa...
Jan 19th, 2022
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By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance It seems too good to be true. Switching to an air-source heat pump can cut your electricity costs by more than $2,000 a year and you will be slashing the greenhouse gas pollution that results from heating and cooling your home at the same...
Jan 11th, 2022
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Want to know if Ontario’s aging nuclear reactors are safe to operate? Ontario Power Generation (OPG) would be happy to tell you what they know – if you can spare $10,000. That’s the response we received from OPG when we asked for a copy of their analysis of pressure tube safety, an issue that is crit...
Jan 5th, 2022
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By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance With Ontario once again threatening to derail Canada’s efforts to address the growing threat from climate change, it’s time for the federal government to make it clear that every province needs to do its share to prevent a climate c...
Dec 20th, 2021
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By Alienor Rougeot, Program Manager, Climate & Energy, Environmental Defence Tailings lakes are large industry-created reservoirs that contain wastewater from oil production. For decades, oil companies have been prohibited from releasing tailings into the environment because they are toxic, harmf...
Dec 10th, 2021
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By Donya Ziaee, Communication Officer (Research and Analysis), The Council of Canadians Today, we are releasing a report that has huge implications for how we think about climate policy and democracy in Canada. As the world grapples with a growing climate crisis, the report reveals that wealthy forei...
Dec 3rd, 2021
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By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance Ontario Power Generation (OPG) publicly announced at an event this morning that it has selected US-based GE Hitachi to build a new $3 billion reactor at the Darlington Nuclear Station in Canada’s largest urban area. As usual with these so...
Nov 30th, 2021
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Premier Doug Ford arrives for a media briefing at Queen’s Park on Oct. 15, 2021.  CHRIS YOUNG / THE CANADIAN PRESS From the Toronto Star, Nov. 27, 2021 By Martin Regg Cohn If there is a climate emergency on planet Earth, it appears to have gone unnoticed in Doug Ford’s Ontario. In Glasgow this month,...