Save clean energy, save medical isotopes, save Pickering Power Plant!

Save clean energy, save medical isotopes, save Pickering Power Plant!

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Mohammed Mahdi started this petition to Government of Ontario and

On January 27, 2020, Pickering city councilors voted unanimously in favor of a motion to shut down and dismantle the Pickering Nuclear Station by 2024. We are planning a march on September 26 of this year in support of refurbishing and extending the Pickering Power Plant license for another 30-40 years. The march will be organized in accordance with safety guidelines such as social distancing and wearing masks.

Ontario is the first North American government to eliminate coal-fired electricity generation. This was done between 2003 and 2014 by:

  • Refurbishing and restarting two reactor units at the Bruce site.
  • Restarting two additional reactor units at the Bruce site.
  • Restarting two reactor units at the Pickering site.

Adding a total of 4,146 MW generation capacity to the grid and replacing 72% of the lost capacity from coal power plants by 2014.
https://ibb.co/NZ1xmqc

As a result of this initiative, Ontario was able to achieve 7% reduction in total greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 level, exceeding its initially set target of 6%. In addition to significant improvement in air quality, smog days have become a rare occurrence as of 2014, compared to 53 smog days in 2005.
https://ibb.co/546BS40

It is estimated that the annual mitigated health, financial, and environmental costs from phasing out coal are approximately CAD$4.4 billion (2004 dollar value). Therefore, nuclear energy is an effective tool in combating climate change, shutting down fossil fuel, and radically reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
https://www.ontario.ca/page/end-coal

The CANDU nuclear reactors in Ontario are also a source of medical isotopes, used in cancer treatment and sterilization of surgical instruments. CANDU reactors save 1000s of lives globally every YEAR with their supply of medical isotopes.
https://www.brucepower.com/isotopes-and-medical-innovation/

Lastly, CANDU reactors are our legacy, our pride, created by the people, and for the people. What will you do to save it from politicians who wish to erase our national legacy from existence? Tell the world that you care about cancer patients. Tell the world that you care about climate change. Support our cause!

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