Emergency Planning around Canadian Nuclear Plants

Collection of materials related to CELA's research and advocacy on this issue

Most people in Southern Ontario live near an aging nuclear reactor operating on either the Canadian or American shores of the Great Lakes. Detailed nuclear emergency response plans are inadequate. Ontario has committed to run multiple reactors beyond their original operating lives and ten of these reactors are in the Greater Toronto Area, creating risks for millions of nearby residents.

CELA engages in detailed research and advocacy to improve planning for public safety and prevention of needless risks by improving nuclear emergency planning in the Great Lakes and near other Canadian reactors.

Image: Courtesy of Greenpeace Canada.

Media Releases and Blogs

View Theresa McClenaghan on CTV on Nuclear Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Nuclear Accidents Happen – Then What?
Ontario Residents: Write to your MPP about the need for nuclear emergency planning
Nuclear Disaster Threat to Windsor Essex Overlooked by Province
Nuclear disaster plans overlook Durham’s unique challenges
CELA Commends New Brunswick’s Announcement of Summer 2017 review of Point Lepreau’s Nuclear Emergency Response Plan
Point Lepreau’s Updated Nuclear Emergency Response Plan Withheld from the Public
Ontario unprepared for nuclear emergency on Great Lakes
Provincial growth plan and nuclear plans on collision course
Ottawa River’s Best Kept Secret
Anti-radiation pill distribution should meet international best practices
Nuclear Emergency Planning Exercise at Darlington Message to Public: Trust Us
Shut Down Pickering Nuclear Station: Theresa McClenaghan talks to us about the importance of nuclear emergency planning and how Ontario is extremely unprepared for any such event.
Aging Pickering Reactors Too Dangerous to Operate
A Threat to Toronto: The Ontario Government's Plan for the Pickering Nuclear Station
Ontario’s nuclear emergency plans are inadequate, post Fukushima
Public Nuclear Emergency Plan Review Needed for Darlington
Federal review of new reactors neglects Ontarians’ health and financial safety

Reports and Publications