Nuclear

Nuclear reactors in Canada

Greenpeace fights nuclear power because it poses a serious threat to the environment and humanity. The expansion of nuclear power must be halted and nuclear plants shut down so that we can develop a clean energy future. That's why we are working to stop Darlington in Ontario and protect electricity consumers from a new round of nuclear debt.

The current provincial government wants to spend $36 billions to rebuild aging reactors and build new one at the Darlington nuclear station. Ontario can't afford to spend billions on nuclear power and not foster renewabile energy, which is our hope for long term growth. That’s why we say Don’t nuke green energy. This is the wrong path for Canada.

Every dollar governments and the nuclear industry spend repairing old reactors and building new ones reduces our chance to build Canada's future on sustainable energy.

How Greenpeace fights nuclear energy

  • Challenging industry claims: We produce material that shows the true costs and the threats of nuclear electricity, which the industry wants to hide.
  • Pressuring politicians: Through actions and interventions at hearings, we take on politicians and regulators to force them to tell the public the truth about nuclear costs and risks.
  • Informing the public: We reach out to Canadians through actions, activities and news events in an effort to inform them of the costs and threats of nuclear energy and of the real solutions to the climate crisis.

Greenpeace's "Don't Nuke Green Energy" campaign is working for energy systems that fight climate change and improve our economy. We want an Energy [R]evolution with clean, renewable energy — wind, water, solar and local generation — that will transform our economy for the better.

Our campaign exposes the subsidies and sweetheart deals for the nuclear industry that undermine the growth of green energy.

Learn more about the campaign to stop nuclear and get involved.

The latest updates

 

Greenpeace shuts down Darlington nuclear hearing

Feature story | March 21, 2011 at 14:09

Courtice, Ontario — Greenpeace activists today shut down environmental assessment hearings on a proposal to build new reactors at Darlington in response to the Joint Review Panel’s refusal to suspend the hearings until lessons are learned from...

Greenpeace Volunteers Take to Downtown Toronto: No Nukes Are Safe

Blog entry by Natalie Caine | March 21, 2011 4 comments

Yesterday in busy downtown Toronto, Greenpeace volunteers were out talking to the public about what a nuclear energy future means, and what they can do to help stop Ontario from building two new nuclear reactors at Darlington. Over...

Greenpeace calls for improved evacuation and radioactivity plans

Blog entry by rnieto | March 20, 2011

20 March 2011 (Tokyo) - As the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan entered its second week and levels of radioactive contamination continue to grow, Greenpeace, along with the Japanese group Citizens Nuclear Information Centre (CNIC), is...

Fukushima calls for humility not bravado

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst, Greenpeace | March 17, 2011

In the light of what we’re witnessing in Fukushima now is time for humility. It’s disappointing to see the Canadian nuclear industry responding with, well, bravado.   Ontario’s union of nuclear engineers is holding a press...

If not nuclear (or coal), then what?

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | March 17, 2011 3 comments

That’s the question we’re hearing a lot these days, with Canadian proposals to build new nuclear reactors and refurbish old ones back in the spotlight due to the tragic events in Japan. And we have an answer. You can get a quick...

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