Jul 302017
 

From Dr. Gordon Edwards,   Dear Friends and Colleagues:   The site of the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories and the nearby Canadian military base, Camp Petawawa, are situated on the traditional territory of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan. The management of Chalk River Laboratories is now in the hands of a consortium of profit-oriented multinational corporations […]

Mar 292017
 

By Diane Cardwell & Jonathan Soble, New York Times, March 29 2017                                 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/business/westinghouse-toshiba-nuclear-bankruptcy.html?_r=0 Westinghouse Electric Company, which helped drive the development of nuclear energy and the electric grid itself, filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, casting a shadow over the global nuclear industry. The filing comes as the company’s corporate parent, Toshiba of Japan, scrambles to stanch huge losses stemming […]

Jul 212016
 
2016-07-21  Revealed: Thatcher aide wanted to use Prince William to hobble CND (UK:  Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament),  The Guardian

Newly released files show PM’s press chief suggested releasing footage of royal baby to keep CND protests out of the news   Princess Diana with Prince William in 1983, a time of growing opposition to the deployment of US cruise missiles in UK. Photograph: Anwar Hussein/WireImage Margaret Thatcher was privately warned by foreign secretary Francis […]

Mar 032015
 

From: Sandra Finley Hi Andy, It is party, party time for Larry K and others:   The Nuke Waste Mgmt Organization is taking leave from Saskatchewan!    The Committee for Future Generations  won the battles at Pinehouse and English River. NWMO announced today, they are pulling out of the last community, Creighton.  (Their reason for leaving is […]

Nov 072013
 

Hi Everyone, We can lend a hand here: Pandora’s Promise is a slick piece of propaganda for the nuclear industry, airing on CNN. The Atomic States of America (bless good people) tells a different story.  I watched it – it’s well done, worth your time, and free on-line for the next 2 days. Please pass […]

May 032013
 

The uranium producer estimates it has avoided declaring $4.9-billion in Canadian income, saving it $1.4-billion in taxes, over the last 10 years. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/camecos-800-million-tax-battle/article11665842/#dashboard/follows/   DAVID MILSTEAD Special to The Globe and Mail   Did you know one of the largest sellers of uranium in Switzerland is Saskatoon-based Cameco Corp.? The Canada Revenue Agency has been […]

Apr 082013
 

Students and staff peppered members of the University of Saskatchewan’s board of governors with questions about uranium development and transparency. In one exchange, the board was asked about the role of a new board member – Grant Isaac – who is also a senior vice-president and chief financial officer at uranium mining company Cameco. Isaac […]

Feb 242013
 

“To tell you the truth, I represent 74 communities, and the consistent message out there is the majority of them don’t agree with nuclear waste management and the safety of it — and I speak on behalf of them,” – FSIN Vice Chief Bobby Cameron   Long-term nuclear waste repository ‘not worth it’: FSIN vice chief by Alex Di Pietro, […]

Feb 012013
 

Gordon Edwards writes: This is wonderful news. Congratulations to all our friends in Virginia who have been working so hard to protect their land and water from the ravages of radioactive pollution by upholding the moratorium on uranium exploration and mining that has been in place in the Commonwealth of Virginia for over 30 years! Bravo, Virginians. […]

Dec 232012
 

I am highly motivated, this hits close to my home (explained in a later posting), and to the international efforts in the wake of Fukushima. QUESTION:  What eventually happened to the moratorium on uranium development in Virginia?  (We participated in June 2011, item #4 below). RESPONSE: Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling took up the cause (#2 […]