SK needs renewable energy not nuclear waste.

Saskatchewan nuclear waster

Petition to oppose Small Nuclear Reactors in Saskatchewan

 

Saskatchewan can meet its energy needs by increasing renewable and sustainable energy technologies and strategies such as solar, conservation, wind, geothermal, run-of-the-river hydro systems, and hydroelectric importation from Manitoba, among other sustainable energy options. Investing in these would create more jobs while producing energy sooner and at a far lower cost.

Nuclear power is not competitive. Its capital costs are exorbitantly expensive. Most types of nuclear power plants have cost two to four times more than their initial estimates. 

Fred Peterson opposing Nuclear power in Saskatchewan

SMR’s are NOT small. Internet images show a single reactor on a truck's flatbed trailer. Those images do not depict how large an actual SMR power facility will be. With containment building, shielding, exclusion zone, turbine, steam generator, etc., it will be as large as any other kind of comparable thermal power plant. For example, the 300 MWe GE-Hitachi SMR proposed for Saskatchewan would be at least as large as the Queen Elizabeth Power Plant in Saskatoon.

Human Health impacts near nuclear power plants are well documented. Nuclear reactors routinely, not only accidentally, discharge carcinogenic radioactive emissions into the air and water. And nuclear reactors sometimes have accidents which widely contaminate the air, land and water

Plus, the waste from nuclear reactors is not like normal household garbage-type waste. It is radioactive and highly toxic. It would be a long-term financial, security, and environmental burden on current and future generations to manage this waste for thousands of years.

Sign here to add your voice of opposition to SMRs in Saskatchewan.

Who's signing

Dale Dewar
Erik Hansen
Elaine Findlay
Jacqueline Bantle
Catherine Vakil
Dan Beveridge
Mary Harley
Brennain Lloyd
Janice Dongworth
Dr. Huguette Hayden
charles king
Nancy Covington
Bill Noll
Brenda Lafond
Jim Holmes
Barbara Terfloth
Andrew Stevenson
Kelly Stonehouse
susan McGowan
Michael Bray
Sherry Olson
Margie Nesland
Marilyn Fowlie-Neufeld
Phoenix Neault
pat grayston
Russell Rudd
Valerie Brooks
Greg Van Luven
Randy Lebell
Shirley Shumard
84 SIGNATURES
GOAL: 500 signatures

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Showing 71 reactions

  • Dale Dewar
  • Erik Hansen
  • Elaine Findlay
    I cannot imagine any intelligent person who would believe that Saskatchewan should develop small nuclear reactors.
  • Jacqueline Bantle
  • Catherine Vakil
    Building new reactors is a disastrous plan for Saskatchewan with potentially catastrophic consequences.
  • Dan Beveridge
  • Mary Harley
  • Brennain Lloyd
  • Janice Dongworth
  • Dr. Huguette Hayden
    As a retired physician, health risks are NOT assessed and they are significant
  • charles king
  • Nancy Covington
    Nuclear power plants, even so-called “small SMRs” which aren’t actually small, are like a bomb sitting in place, ready for somebody to throw a missile at it, such as the Zapohohizia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. A missile or an earthquake could cause rapid draining of water in the plant’s cooling pools, which could very easily lead to a Chernobyl type explosion or a Fukishima event. For links between nuclear power and nuclear weapons, please see website of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Canada at https://www.ippnwcanada.ca/nuclear-power-and-nuclear-weapons .
  • Bill Noll
  • Brenda Lafond
  • Jim Holmes
  • Barbara Terfloth
  • Andrew Stevenson
  • Kelly Stonehouse
  • susan McGowan
  • Michael Bray
    Nuclear- too late for global warming action, too expensive, too dangerous.
  • Sherry Olson
  • Margie Nesland
  • Marilyn Fowlie-Neufeld
    I am opposed to nuclear power and any tax revenue or government funding being used to support it.
  • Phoenix Neault
  • pat grayston
  • Russell Rudd
  • Valerie Brooks
  • Greg Van Luven
  • Randy Lebell
    SMNRs are a non viable alternative to fossil fuel due to cost, length of time to develop, highly toxic waste with no disposal technology. Renewables are a less expensive solution and immediately deployable. By the time snmrs are up and running solar and wind etc would already be showing progress on reducing green house emissions!
  • Shirley Shumard