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Canada Uranium update

Published by MAC on 2007-09-07


Canada Uranium update

7th September 2007

The Algonquin Nations continue refusing to end a blockade at a proposed uranium site near Sharbot Lake in Ontario, despite a court order and the looking threat of arrests. Non-native residents near the proposed mine site have also declared that they won't pay taxes until their municipal government takes a stand on the mine. The Toronto Star looks at the past, present, and future of uranium mining in Canada.

Meanwhile, contamination problems force Cameco's uranium processing facility to remain shut down longer than expected.

Concerns are being raised about a secretive plan on the agenda of the APEC Summit in Australia. The proposed plan includes repatriating used nuclear fuel to original uranium exporting countries for disposal.

This has huge implications for Canada, it being the world's largest uranium producer.

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