URANIUM NEWS: JUNE 30, 2009: MCGUINTY SUSPENDS NUCLEAR POWER PLANS. IS HE FINALLY LISTENING?

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URANIUM NEWS

JUNE 30, 2009

MCGUINTY SUSPENDS NUCLEAR POWER PLANS. IS HE FINALLY LISTENING?

IN THIS ISSUE:

1) ONTARIO SUSPENDS NUCLEAR POWER PLANS
2) THANK YOU BEATLEJUICE! CCAMU FUND RAISING REPORT
3) ARDOCH PRAY FOR THE LAND
4) ARTICLE: REACTOR DESIGN PUTS SAFETY OF NUCLEAR PLANTS INTO QUESTION
5) ARTICLE: ONTARIO BALKS AT HUGE COST AND 'UNCERTAINTY' OVER FUTURE OF AECL DISPITE LOWEST BID

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1) ONTARIO SUSPENDS NUCLEAR POWER PLANS

Announcement marks a huge shift in policy for the McGuinty government, which had planned to spend $26-billion expanding and refurbishing its fleet of reactors.

Karen Howlett, Globe and Mail

Jun. 29, 2009

"The Ontario government is suspending its plans to build the province's first new nuclear reactors in a generation, citing concerns about cost overruns and uncertainty surrounding the future of Crown-owned Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.

George Smitherman, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, announced today that the competitive bidding process has not provided the province with a “suitable” option that would allow it to proceed with the project.  However, he stressed the decision does not mean the province is abandoning its commitment to nuclear energy."

To read the rest of this article go to,

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-suspends-nuclear-power-plans/article1200469/

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2) THANK YOU BEATLEJUICE! CCAMU FUND RAISING REPORT

We had a rocking good time at Maberly Hall last night! A huge thank you goes out to Jeff Woods, Matthew Dickson, Steve Hanna and Cam Gray for volunteering their time and talent to raise funds to bring Dr. Helen Caldicott to eastern Ontario. Our fund raising is off to an excellent start!

Garth Gullekson of Darlington Mediaworks has created a gallery of 90 images of the "Beatlejuice Rocks Against Radioactive Rock" event.

To view the photo gallery go to,

http://www.darlingtonmediaworks.com/garth/2009/MaberlyCCAMUfundraiser/index.htm


There have been many people, who were unable to come out and dance with us, that have contacted CCAMU to ask where they can send a donation.

You can send your donation to,

“Uranium Mining Moratorium Fund”
P.O Box 2149,
57 Foster St.
Perth, Ont. K7H 3M9

MARK OCTOBER 15TH ON YOUR CALENDERS!

CCAMU is a part of a coalition of environmental organizations who are bringing Dr. Caldicott to eastern Ontario. She will be appearing in Kingston, Ontario on October 15, 2009.

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3) ARDOCH PRAY FOR THE LAND

We will be getting a report about the "Pray for the Land" event within the next few days but in the mean time Garth Gullekson of Darlington Mediaworks has created a gallery of 90 images of the activities that took place on June 28, 2009.

To see the gallery go to,

http://www.darlingtonmediaworks.com/garth/2009/ArdochPrayForLand/index.htm


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4) ARTICLE: REACTOR DESIGN PUTS SAFETY OF NUCLEAR PLANTS INTO QUESTION

Feature speeds up rate of atomic reactions in event of a coolant leak; regulators say they misjudged size of the problem

Globe and Mail

Jun. 28, 2009

"Canadian nuclear safety regulators say they have underestimated the seriousness of a design feature at the country's electricity-producing reactors that would cause them to experience dangerous power pulses during a major accident."

To read the rest of this article go to,

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/reactor-design-puts-safety-into-question/article1200130/

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5) ARTICLE: ONTARIO BALKS AT HUGE COST AND 'UNCERTAINTY' OVER FUTURE OF AECL DISPITE LOWEST BID

June 29, 2009

By: Robert Benzie & Rob Ferguson Queen's Park Bureau
The Star

"Ontario is indefinitely postponing its much-touted plan to build new nuclear reactors at Darlington in part because the cost is "billions" of dollars too high, Energy Minister George Smitherman announced this morning.


Smitherman said Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. delivered the best bid for the contract for reactors that were to have been built for 2018, but said Ontario is also concerned about "uncertainty" at the troubled nuclear company owned by the federal government."

To read the rest of this article go to,

http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/658223








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