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Future of Pickering nuclear plant a hot topic in Durham Region

 

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PICKERING - Those who run Canada’s oldest operating nuclear power plant are seeking to keep it running at least another five years.

But some residents who live within a few kilometres of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Plant are not keen on the idea.

When Michelle Simeunovich first moved to her home, she didn’t think much about the power plant on the other side of Frenchman’s Bay.

Japan’s latest nuclear accident — the 2011 Fukushima disaster — changed that for her.

“Would I buy a home this close to a nuclear plant, knowing what I do now? No,” Simeunovich said.

She says she is concerned about living under the shadow of an aging nuclear station.... Read more »

Pickering nuclear seeks to renew its licence

Ontario’s oldest nuclear plant pleads its case this week for a few more years of active life.

But nuclear skeptics say it’s time to bring down the axe on the Pickering nuclear station.

It’s an old debate that pits hardened nuclear campaigners such as Greenpeace against low-profile supporters such as the Pickering Soccer Club.

It comes to a head because the Pickering station’s operating license runs out this year. But Ontario Power Generation, which owns and operates the plant, wants to keep the station running until about 2020.

The company wants to continue the operation without doing an environmental impact assessment, and without performing a major overhaul of the aging station.... Read more »

            

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