Stop the giant Hamilton gas pipeline – sign the petition
Enbridge Gas is proposing to build a giant pipeline through Hamilton, including through an ecologically important wetland, to increase imports of fracked gas from the United States into Ontario.
This pipeline is designed to allow a huge increase in use of polluting gas-fired generating plants in Ontario with an increase in greenhouse gas emissions of 400% by 2025. This is above and beyond the major climate impact of producing fracked gas.
There is no need for this pipeline. Ontario can keep its lights on without increasing its greenhouse gas pollution by expanding its energy efficiency programs and by contracting for low-cost water power from Quebec.
To learn more about Enbridge’s destructive proposal, click here to read our 2-page factsheet about the proposed Hamilton Pipeline.
Sign the petition to oppose Enbridge’s fracked-gas pipeline. You can modify the petition message by clicking on “Read the petition” and editing the comments. A copy of your message will be sent to Environment Minister Jeff Yurek and to Flamborough-Glanbrook MPP Donna Skelly. HERE
Action to take before Jan 27th:
BWXT admits that “airborne particles can expose members of the public via inhalation”
BWXT filters most of its emissions, the smallest particle are what escapes their HEPA filters.
BWXT does its own uranium emissions estimates and claims to have released 46.2 grams of uranium over the past 5 years.
According to physicist Dr. Gordon Edwards, here are the stats on how many particles of uranium are in each gram of uranium released from BWXT at 1025 Lansdowne
This means BWXT releases approximately
7,160,000,000,000,000 particles a year
19,616,438,356,164 particles a day
817,351,598,173 particles an hour
1,362,256,636 particles a minute
227,042,110 particles a second
By processing half of all nuclear fuel used in Canada, releasing 227 millions particles per second is unacceptable.
Similar to the cancer causing potential of inhaling just one single asbestos fibre breathing in just one particle of alpha radiation emitting uranium can cause cancer. According to Dr. Gordon Edwards, “The highly insoluble and carcinogenic dust particles lodge in the lungs and become a ‘body burden’ that will remain inside the lungs, irradiating the highly sensitive lung tissue for many years.”
“The people living around there are at risk,” says Dr. Helen Caldicott, “If you happen to inhale one particle of uranium into your lungs you get a very high dose to a small volume of cells which can induce cancer.”
The BWXT is broadcasting massive amounts of uranium particles over millions of people. Those who live, work, and go to school in the wind path of the uranium emissions are most at risk.
If you live, work, or study or party in this neighbourhood you are an impacted person from an impacted community.
What you can do:
Demand they take action to protect your health
The public is invited to share their thoughts at a public hearing, March 2-3 at the Casa Do Alentjo Community Centre, 1130 Dupont Street (Dufferin and Dupont).
The deadline to indicate you will make your voice heard is January 27.
Register by e-mailing: email@example.com Those of us who live outside the GTA or unable to attend, you can request to make your intervention over the phone or you can email your concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org before Jan. 27.
They will go on file for all to read. And then if you don’t show up at the hearing, they’ll just pass over you.
Also, please consider signing this petition and following/supporting their face book group working to stop this dangerous plant in the GTA. https://youtu.be/Bt5H25V9cAI