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 […]

Dec 232012

Bolling is referred to as “lame-duck”  . . .  journalistic integrity? TWO OTHER EXCERPTS FROM THE WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE BELOW: 1.  After three years as the governor’s economic development czar, Bolling shocked Capitol Square last week by announcing his opposition to uranium mining in Virginia, a venture that represents billions of dollars in profits for […]

Dec 232012

Read below, and/or listen to Bolling speaking to the issue.  The arguments are very well stated (13 minutes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c7cQteYTSk BY TIFFANY HOLLAND, Danville Register and Bee, December 14 2012 http://tinyurl.com/cxpa3tk Uranium mining opponents gained a useful ally Friday. Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling visited Danville and publicly declared his opposition to lifting Virginia’s uranium mining moratorium. “After considering all […]

Nov 272012

By Jason Warick An offer by uranium giants Cameco Corp. and Areva could soon deliver jobs, cash payments and other benefits to the northern community of Pinehouse, but some residents worry it’s a thinly veiled attempt to buy their silence. Gary Merasty, Cameco’s vice-president of corporate social responsibility, said “collaboration agreements” are being negotiated with […]

Jul 142012

Please click on this link:    CCNI docs from U of S Council Mtg 22 Sep 2011 The document begins with AGENDA ITEM NO: 9.3, UNIVERSITY COUNCIL PLANNING AND PRIORITIES COMMITTEE REQUEST FOR DECISION PRESENTED BY: Bob Tyler, Chair, Planning and Priorities Committee DATE OF MEETING: September 22, 2011 SUBJECT: Proposal to establish the Canadian Centre […]

Jul 102012

The article is in relation to Alberta.  Looks like everything now shifted to Saskatchewan.  Except that the first bullet below (a quote) is cautionary. Brad Wall spells out “small reactor technology” to “develop our oil sands”: May 2007, as leader of the opposition   2007-05-23  Nuclear: Brad Wall spells out “small reactor technology” to “develop our […]

Jul 082012

Pacific Northwest Summit (Government and Business): 15 University Presidents will be in attendance.    See  below, (2)   PACIFIC NORTHWEST SUMMIT STARTS SUNDAY. Note: The Idaho National Laboratory role is a nuclear one.  Both Alberta and Saskatchewan have signed contracts related to nuclear collaboration with Idaho N.L.. You will see below the programme at Idaho University whereby […]