Category Archives: Safety

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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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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SHOULD THE NDP APOLOGIZE…?

The northern-based Committee for Future Generations recently wrote all NDP MLAs and candidates asking for support for legislation banning nuclear wastes in Saskatchewan. (This is quite close to NDP policy). They gave compelling information about the steady, worldwide shift towards … Continue reading

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NORTHERN COMMUNITIES DISCUSS NUCLEAR WASTE

NOTE: The following was published in the Meadow Lake Progress on June 10. By Mark Melnychuk Both the benefits and risks of storing nuclear waste were up for discussion at an open forum in Beauval. The Northern Forum for Truth … Continue reading

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HEALTH AND TRUST: HARD LESSONS FROM CHERNOBYL AND FUKUSHIMA

Health has barely made it into the federal election. But it and the related issue of “trust” are at the top of our concerns. There’s been some talk about increasing healthcare costs but nothing about protecting environmental and human health. … Continue reading

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A NUCLEAR WASTE BAN: CAN WE TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORNS?

The FSIN taking $1,000,000 from the industry-based Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has put nuclear waste back in the news. And apparently the Métis Nation has also taken hundreds of thousands of NWMO money. What does it mean that both … Continue reading

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WHY A NUCLEAR WASTE BAN IS NEEDED IN SASKATCHEWAN

The threat from a nuclear dump would be gigantic. To transport the 1.8 million spent fuel bundles totaling 40,000 tonnes that had accumulated in eastern Canada by 2004 would require thousands of truckloads over several decades. And the industry estimates … Continue reading

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