Category Archives: Nuclear Power

TRACING CAMECO’S TOXIC AND RADIOACTIVE LEGACY

BY Jim Harding Premier Wall is a committed cheerleader of the uranium industry. He has no shame bragging about the multi-national corporation Cameco making a big uranium sale to India, in spite of India’s refusal to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty … Continue reading

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WORLD URANIUM SYMPOSIUM: A HUGE WAKEUP CALL FOR SASKATCHEWAN

BY Jim Harding Hundreds gathered in Quebec City April 14-16th for the World Uranium Symposium (WUS). The event occurred while Canada’s First Ministers were gathering to discuss climate change. Two days before 25,000 people demonstrated against the Harper government’s fixation … Continue reading

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PANDORA’S PROMISE: MARSHALLING HOPE FOR YET ANOTHER NUCLEAR COMEBACK

BY Jim Harding The Greek God Zeus sent the first woman, Pandora, to Earth where, compelled by curiosity she let evil escape from the jar gifted to her. But the Patriarchs apparently had a covert plan, for at the bottom … Continue reading

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FUKUSHIMA: THE SASKATCHEWAN CONNECTION

By Jim Harding It’s over two and one-half years since the nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima, Japan and the contamination hasn’t stopped. It is getting so serious that the IAEA, the UN’s nuclear body recently recategorized the situation as a nuclear … Continue reading

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“TAKING THE PULSE” ON COMPASSION AND SUSTAINABILITY, Part 2

Does the “Taking the Pulse” survey of attitudes in Saskatchewan confirm the rural-urban split that we may think is reflected in provincial politics? Leader Post writer Murray Mandryk seems to think so, stressing in his weekly column that “Urban and … Continue reading

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THE LONG-VIEW OF THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY IN SASKATCHEWAN, Part 2

CCF, Liberal, NDP, Conservative and Sask Party governments all played a role in the nuclear industry getting a foothold in this province. Whether more left or right, all parties held to a post-war development view which could be called “pre-environmental … Continue reading

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THE LONG-VIEW OF THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY IN SASKATCHEWAN, Part 1

Earlier this summer, I was asked to speak on the nuclear industry at the National Farmer Union’s (NFU) Saskatchewan annual meeting. I have spoken on the pitfalls of nuclear energy so often that I worried I might be redundant. But … Continue reading

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