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Canada's environmental assessment (EA) processes are broken and in need of re-envisioning. There must be a shift from simply mitigating a project's adverse impacts to a process that focuses on long-term sustainable policies, plans and projects that promote the strongest possible contributions to lasting well-being.
Ontario's Liberal government wants to expand the facility's lifespan by 30 years.
"The people of Ontario want to be sure that the future options for electricity are ones they can afford, because they sure can't afford it now."
Does Ontario's Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli understand how electricity markets work? Or is he deliberately sabotaging negotiations with Quebec to justify Ontario spending billions on nuclear power?Nuclear power is a bad choice for our financial future. Nuclear power is a bad choice for our energy future. It's time for the Liberals to wake up from their nuclear dream, and get down to the business of providing Ontario with safe, secure, and affordable electricity.
Before you invest in a house or a car you look at your available options. You weigh the pros and cons to see what has the best bang for your buck and you make your choice. The Liberal government has already wasted millions re-locating gas plants and now they are set to spend billions on nuclear. We can and must do better.
Health risks of the nuclear industry go very much under the radar of governments, policy-makers, and the public. Each stage of nuclear power generation, from uranium mining, refining and day-to-day activity of nuclear reactors, releases small amounts of radioactivity into the environment on an ongoing basis. As physicians, we see nuclear power as a serious threat to public health.
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