“A friend in need is a friend indeed,” or so goes the old adage. But what if your new friend decides to dig up your backyard and leave a mess that you can’t clean up for a few millennia? Or what if your new friend not only decides to do that, but wants to haul in the garbage created by his buddies in another part of the country? And what if your new friend’s objectionable behavior starts to create serious divisions in your family? This in a sense is the situation that northern communities are facing since the uranium industry and their buddies, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, have decided to befriend them.
Continue reading the full text of Pat McNamara’s open letter to Premier Brad Wall.