A Threat to Toronto: The Ontario Government's Plan for the Pickering Nuclear Station

Tuesday April 16th, 7-9 PM at Metro Hall

Apr 03 2013

The Ontario government wants to run the aging Pickering reactors well beyond their design life. The Pickering reactors are just 30 km from downtown Toronto. This is an unnecessary and dangerous threat to people living in the Greater Toronto Area.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission will hold public hearings on Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) request to keep running the aging Pickering reactors on May 28th and 29th in Pickering. OPG, however, has been refusing to release its safety studies to the public. It must be asked: what is OPG hiding?

Come learn about the Ontario's government's plan for Pickering on Tuesday April 16th from 7 - 9 pm at Metro Hall (Room 314).

Jack Gibbons from the Ontario Clean Air Alliance will discuss how Pickering is an unnecessary risk and stands in the way of developing safer energy sources.

Theresa McClenaghan from the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) will discuss whether Toronto's nuclear emergency plans can protect Torontonians in the event of an accident at Pickering.

Shawn-Patrick Stensil of Greenpeace will discuss the risks of agining reactors and the need for clean up plan for the Pickering.