Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project - Joint Panel

This spring, a panel will decide whether to approve construction of a new nuclear power plant at Darlington, Ontario (east of Toronto).

Nuclear power plants are dirty, risky and expensive – and not necessary to meet Ontario’s electricity needs.

Help stop this new nuclear plant by signing this petition and sharing it with other youth (age 20 and under).

Youth will deliver the petition to the Darlington Joint Panel on Friday, April 8. Join us: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=168996803150961

Find out more about nuclear power at http://www.sierraclub.ca/en/publications/arguments-against-darlington-proposal-new-nuclear-reactors


Two views on Fukishima Crisis and nuclear power:

Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3Ryuo6o6yo

Norm Rubin, Energy Probe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekELvKbu5ec

Two environmentalists - pro and con

Bill McKibbin

George Monbiot

We the undersigned youth urge the Joint Review Panel NOT to approve the construction of four new nuclear reactors at Darlington, Ontario.

We do so because:

As youth, we will shoulder the greatest burden of paying for the $25 billion plant through a lifetime of high hydro rates and taxes;

We will face the greatest health risks from exposure to radiation and the risk of a nuclear accident like the one in Chernobyl that killed tens of thousands of people;

We will be responsible for trying to find a way to safely store radioactive waste which is hazardous for thousands of years;

We have not been consulted in our schools or communities about the decision to build a new nuclear plant;

We have been misinformed by government and industry leaders who portray nuclear energy as “clean”, “emission-free” and “affordable”;

And we believe that Ontario’s electricity needs can be met more safety and more cheaply through energy conservation and renewable energy.

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The Youth Against New Darlington Nuclear Plant petition to Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project - Joint Panel was written by Michael Polanyi and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.