Peace River nuclear debate posted on YouTube

Nuclear power is indeed a hot button issue facing Albertans. Over the past 2 ½  years Nuclear Proponents such as Bruce Power have been spending millions of dollars on a campaign to convince Albertans that building a Nuclear Power plant or more in Alberta would be good for us. On the other side of the table, ordinary citizens, community and environmental groups have spent countless hours of volunteer time and resources to research the potential implications of nuclear power. Although the proponents claim that nuclear power is cheap, clean, safe, and the only real solution to climate change, the opponents see nuclear power as actually being very expensive, not so clean, would contribute to increased nuclear weapons proliferation and that nuclear power would take too long to implement to make any difference on climate change.

What do you know about nuclear power? Here is your chance to learn more about the pros and cons of nuclear power without too much trouble. The Peace River Environmental Society has teamed up with Citizens Against Nuclear Development, the Coalition for a Nuclear Free Alberta, and the Canadian Nuclear Society to bring some excellent speakers to Alberta and the Peace Region for a lively debate.

If you were unable to attend the Oct 21st 2009 debate in Peace River you can access the video footage of this event on YouTube from the comfort of your own home.

Please circulate this information widely as the Alberta Government is scheduled to announce if it will accept or reject the nuclear power option in the coming weeks.

Grab some popcorn, beverage, call your friends/family and make this an educational movie night.

Apologies for the large number of files but youtube won’t allow more than 10 minute segments.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”
–Martin Luther King Jr.

After viewing this footage, you may or may not be able to decide one way or the other on this issue but if you have made a decision I would strongly suggest that you contact your MLA as soon as possible to express your views before a decision is made in the coming weeks.

Kind regards;

Denis Sauvageau
Chair; Peace River Environmental Society

Facilitator/moderator Darwin Eckstrom introduces speakers and format

Part 1

Dr. Duane Bratt 30 minute opening statements

Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Dr Helen Coldicott 30 minute opening statements

Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8

Dr. Duane Bratt 7 minute rebuttal

Part 9

Dr. Helen Coldicott 7 minute rebuttal

Part 10

The debate

Part 11
Part 12
Part 13