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

 

Ontario wearing economic blinders when it comes to nuclear, says Greenpeace report

Feature story | November 4, 2008 at 17:00

Investment analysts say the cost of building Dalton McGuinty's nuclear reactors has more than doubled in the last three years but the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) refuses to re-evaluate its original estimates amidst a global financial crisis.

Nuclear safety guidelines protect the nuclear industry not Canadians, says report

Feature story | June 25, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace today released a new report that documents serious safety concerns with all three reactor designs being considered for Ontario and that shows safety standards for nuclear reactors have been watered down to allow new reactors with...

Activists play out disaster scenario of nuclear meltdown in Toronto

Feature story | May 11, 2008 at 17:00

A group of radiation-poisoned Torontonians stricken and dyingon the sidewalk. Rescue teams with Geiger counters, stretchers and gas masks. This wasthe scene at several locations in downtown Toronto today where Greenpeace activistsstaged the...

Support a moratorium on uranium exploration

Feature story | March 16, 2008 at 18:00

On March 17, 2008, Bruce Cox sent an open letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty urging him to correct the injustice handed down to Robert Lovelace and others protesting uranium exploration on their traditional lands. Lovelace, currently serving a...

Greenpeace and First Nations oppose uranium exploration

Feature story | September 23, 2007 at 17:00

While in Kingston in September as part of the tour of the Arctic Sunrise to promote renewable energy, Greenpeace met on board ship with First Nations and local citizens to oppose uranium exploration in the Sharbot Lake area.

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