New revelations of massive excess emissions from Cameco mining operations
Sierra Club of Canada
October 2nd, 2013
COMMUNITY PRESS CONFERENCE
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Sierra Club of Canada arriving in La Ronge to present evidence at Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) hearings of previously undisclosed large-scale contamination from northern Saskatchewan’s uranium mines. Executive Director John Bennett and green energy campaign organiser/international award winner Christine Elwell will release documentation showing that Cameco’s existing operations massively exceed local and international standards for emissions of a number of toxic and/or radioactive substances. Sierra argues that inadequate regulations, poor monitoring and reporting, and lack of compliance add up to increased risk to human health and ecosystems locally, downstream and downwind – and the proposed 30% expansion of three Cameco mines can only make this situation worse.
Elwell and Bennett will be presenting this evidence to the CNSC hearings in the Kikinahk Center at 8:30 am October 3rd.
Also present at this press conference will be:
Dr. Gordon Edwards: Montreal-based nuclear expert and President of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
Committee for Future Generations
Kirstin Scansen: Lac la Ronge First Nations band member
Dale Smith: resident of Pinehouse
Wednesday, October 2nd afternoon
Thursday, October 3rd
Christine Elwell, Sierra Club will be available in person or by phone for media interviews and radio talkshow appearances regarding the evidence she is presenting to the CNSC hearings of previously undisclosed large-scale contamination from northern Saskatchewan’s uranium mines.
Dr Gordon Edwards, Montreal-based nuclear expert and President of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility will be available in person or by phone for media interviews and radio talkshow appearances. Dr Edwards will relate the ongoing Fukushima disaster to present day situation in northern Saskatchewan, as Japanese engineers prepare to start the dangerous process of removing highly-radioactive used fuel rods from a badly-damaged cooling pond thirty metres in the air.
For further information, or to arrange an interview with Dr Edwards and Christine Elwell:
Candyce Paul: 1-306-288-2079 or 3157