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

 

Darlington Refurbishment: Risk Issues Require Greater Attention

Publication | May 29, 2014 at 5:30

The Ontario government directed Ontario Power Generation (OPG) last year to start rebuilding reactors at the Darlington nuclear station beginning in 2016.

Renewable is Doable: Affordable and flexible options for Ontario’s long term energy plan

Publication | September 10, 2013 at 8:00

Ontario has experienced an absolute decline in electricity demand in recent years, due in part to the province’s successful conservation programs. Grid electricity demand in Ontario is projected to drop back to 1992 levels by 2022. This will...

Fukushima Fallout

Publication | February 19, 2013 at 8:00

Nuclear business makes people pay and suffer

What you need to know about Darlington's reactors

Publication | August 31, 2012 at 10:45

These are the frequently asked questions about Darlington Ontario’s nuclear reactors. If this information leaves you concerned and you want the government to re-consider their plan, sign up below.

Fukushima – INES scale rating

Publication | March 25, 2011 at 14:15

A new analysis prepared for Greenpeace Germany by nuclear safety expert Dr Helmut Hirsch shows that by March 23 2011, Japan’s nuclear crisis has already released enough radioactivity to be ranked at Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event...

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