Category Archives: Uranium Mining

WHY WE DON’T CELEBRATE EARTH DAY MUCH IN SASKATCHEWAN

BY Jim Harding Ph. D. We didn’t hear a lot about Earth Day in Saskatchewan this year. There is a reason why. I had the honour of speaking at a Multi-Faith/Multicultural event at the Natural History Museum which awarded art … Continue reading

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QUALITY OF LIFE (Q of L) UNDER THE SASK PARTY

BY Jim Harding, Ph. D. I’ve heard the premier speak at several Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) conventions. He has always claimed that his open-for-business resource policies are a means, not an end, to improve the quality of life (Q … Continue reading

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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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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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WHAT THE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS SAYS ABOUT NUCLEAR WASTES

There are many people across Saskatchewan that worry that a First Nations or Métis community will make a private deal with industry to create a nuclear dump in the province. This raises fundamental issues about protecting Aboriginal and Treaty Rights … Continue reading

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MIGHT BHP BILLITON BE BACK WITH A URANIUM-TAKEOVER BID?

Let’s look at BHP Billiton in more depth before it disappears from the news. We have learned very little about the largest mining company in the world, whose profits reached $18 billion in 2007-2008. Politicians talked about BHP wanting to … Continue reading

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