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Stop Darlington Deadline: Midnight Tonight

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DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN SUBMISSION TO THE CNSC IS TODAY!

Today is the deadline to submit written testimonies to the CNSC (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission) regarding the Darlington project. You may have already submitted – if not, don’t worry, you can do it! We need as many people to participate as possible. The deadline is MIDNIGHT TONIGHT – submissions received after that time will not be considered.

Your letter doesn’t have to be terribly long, nor does it need to be formal.  What’s important is that you speak not just from your head, but also the heart, about your opposition to the Darlington nuclear expansion.

This is my letter:

Louise Levert
Secretariat
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
280 Slater Street PO Box 1046
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5S9

Dear Ms. Levert:

Everything I’ve heard indicates nuclear power costs are at the high end of the spectrum, and is never an economical alternative. Worse, it requires operating at a high threshold, which ends up penalizing Ontarians for conserving energy.

Although nuclear energy may have been necessary at one time, Ontario is currently positioned to be able to switch over to less dangerous power supplies as our aging nuclear generators go off line. The last thing Ontario needs is expansion of the nuclear facilities at Darlington.

Please don’t put our province’s natural environment at further risk with increased nuclear power operation. Green energy is a real viable alternative; there is no need to gamble with our future.

Don’t expand Darlington.  Please.

Sincerely,
Laurel L. Russwurm

If it will help, please feel free to use any or all of my letter when writing your own letter.

Your letter must be submitted directly to the CNSC by email at:
interventions@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca

Greenpeace says citizens will be allowed to participate in the hearings November 13 and 14 in Courtice by making an oral presentation, but you need to request a slot in your letter to the CNSC. If you require any help or information email stop.darlington@greenpeace.org

Good luck with your submissions.

If you’re not familiar with the issues, this 32 minute video will bring you up to speed:

Written by Laurel L. Russwurm

October 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm

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