Category Archives: Nuclear Wastes

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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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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WHY IS PREMIER WALL HEDGING ON A NUCLEAR WASTE BAN?

On May 14, 2012 the northern-based Committee for Future Generations (CFG) delivered a petition of 12,000 names calling for the province to legislate a ban on nuclear wastes. Meanwhile, the nuclear industry-run Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) continues to target … Continue reading

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PREMIER WALL CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS

We could finish this election campaign without serious issues even being raised, which isn’t the way to practice democracy. One such issue is whether thousands of truckloads of highly radioactive nuclear wastes will be brought from Ontario’s nuclear plants to … Continue reading

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