The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) held a hearing in Saskatoon today, addressing Cameco’s application to begin production at the Cigar Lake uranium mine.
Vince Natomagan from Pinehouse was there to express his support for the license. “There might be a small, fringe group — and they have their merits in some of their discussions — but these particular people that we really want to address here are not necessarily lifelong members of our community,” he told the CNSC.
RADIATION KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES. We already have 300 million tons of uranium mine tailings lying exposed to our environment, leaching highly radioactive and lethal byproducts into our water and blowing as dust particles on the wind. Expanding uranium mine production will only increase that amount. You don’t have to be “lifelong members” of the community of Pinehouse to be concerned about that.