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Pickering Nuclear Station: 12 more years or time to call it quits?

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| Free

with speakers: Ian Fairlie, expert on radioactivity;
Jack Gibbons, energy economist with Ontario Clean Air Alliance; and
John Coo, Green Cross Canada

Pickering is one of the world’s oldest, largest and highest-cost nuclear stations. Its 6 operating reactors are surrounded by 2.2 million people (within 30 kms). Designed to last 30 years, it’s now 45, and OPG is applying for a licence to run it until age 57. To add insult to injury, Pickering’s power is surplus energy, and we subsidize the station with $900 million per year to keep open. Meanwhile, it has a long history of accidents. What are the safety, health and economic concerns of running Pickering to the ground? Why would we risk an accident when we have lower-cost renewable options including conservation and water power from Quebec? What about thyroid cancer and the KI pills issued by OPG?

Learn more and sign our petition to close Pickering.

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Need to know:
– Doors open at 6:50
– Free
– Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
– Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.