Aug 142010

Local leaders in Pinehouse, SK are exploring the idea of hosting a nuclear waste storage site.

Please pass to folkswho might have connections to Pinehouse Lake.

Northern Saskatchewan is the second poorest area in Canada.  This is after 30 years of the uranium/nuclear industry. Tax-payers subsidize these operations while the water supplies of local people are poisoned.

We must re- direct our resources to the NEW ECONOMY  – – we badly need renewables, retro-fitting for conservation, and healing.  Our money and energies are being invested in an obsolete, dead-end economy.

Pinehouse Lake, radioactive waste disposal site:

(From MBC Radio, link no longer valid)

Northern Metis Interested In Nuclear Waste Site
Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 15:00
Local leaders in Pinehouse are exploring the idea of hosting a nuclear waste storage site.Metis Nation – Saskatchewan area director Louis Gardiner was part of a delegation from the community that met with Nuclear Waste Management Organization officials in Toronto earlier this week.

Gardiner says the region he represents — Northern Region III — has told the federal agency it is interested in the potential of a nuclear waste storage site established in its area.

However, Gardiner says leaders have to get the green light from area residents before going any further.

NWMO spokesman Jamie Robertson says while the discussion with the Pinehouse delegation was promising, but the community has not made a decision yet on whether it will apply for consideration.

Robertson says his agency is in discussions with a few Saskatchewan communities, but only a community in Ontario has officially filed a formal expression of interest.

The NWMO is looking for a site 100 hectare in size with certain geographic criteria.

The facility will cost between $16 billion and $24 billion to build — money set aside by the companies that are generating the nuclear waste.

Pinehouse officials are reserving comment.


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Uranium 2010 Conference, Saskatoon Aug 15 – 18

Welcome to u2010

Join Us at Uranium 2010, in Saskatoon in August 2010

Saskatoon is the host city for the 3rd International Conference on Uranium organized by the Hydrometallurgy Section of the Metallurgical Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). The 2nd International Conference on Uranium Processing and Mining was also held in Saskatoon in 2000. On the occasion of the 40th Annual Hydrometallurgy Conference, the Hydrometallurgy Section continues its tradition of holding a major international conference on Uranium in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon is the home of Cameco Corporation and AREVA Resources Canada, two of the world’s largest uranium producers. Other mining companies, such as Potash Corporation, Shore Gold, Denison Mines and Claude Resources, also have their head offices or regional offices in Saskatoon. The Canadian Saskatoon Light Source Synchrotron, the largest science project in Canada, is located on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we invite you to come to Saskatoon to discover and explore the latest science and technology in uranium mining, milling, refining, conversion, enrichment and the nuclear energy generation. The Uranium 2010 conference will also feature an invigorating and informative short course, an industrial tour to the largest and richest uranium mining and processing operations in the world and a variety of entertaining social and cultural activities.

Mark your meeting calendar for August 15-18, 2010. This will be a truly outstanding conference. We look forward to seeing you there!

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