Radioactive mines should not be expanded, says Sierra Club

radioactive mines should not be expanded

“Today Sierra Club Canada is demanding an explanation from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), Saskatchewan and federal officials of why Cameco is allowed to exceed the limits for the release of radioactive uranium and heavy metals, including mercury into the air and water.

“Government and company records contain reports of releases of radioactive uranium over 1000% of the allowable limits, cadmium levels over 5000% and radium increases of 3000%. There are examples where no limits exist at all such as limits to uranium levels in groundwater and where there are standards, but no testing is done at all such as mercury releases to air.”

Continue reading the Sierra Club media release.

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