June 27, 2007
Although currently Alberta remains free of nuclear power plants, there has been significant discussion in recent years of developing alternative energy sources, including nuclear energy, throughout the province.
In particular, there was a proposal by Bruce Power to construct a nuclear power plant outside of Peace River, AB to help provide energy for oilsands expansion. This proposal was withdrawn in December 2011, but undoubtedly future proposals will be submitted.
Nuclear power is associated with severe environmental impacts, including but not limited to the following:
Due to the serious environmental and economic risks of nuclear energy, AWA believes that nuclear power development is not consistent with the maintenance of wilderness or with healthy, economically diverse, and sustainable human communities. Safer, cheaper, and more reliable options should be pursued to generate power.