Uranium mine will be safe, company tells Labrador community

More uranium mining in Canada, this time on Inuit lands. ‘Our mine will be safe’, says the company. Why do I have a problem believing them? How can any uranium mining company guarantee that their operations will pose no health risks and cause no contamination of water and lands? The Inuit of Labrador are right to be concerned:

Inuit leaders in Labrador are hearing different opinions about the effects of a proposed uranium mine near the coastal community of Postville.

Mining company Aurora Energy Resources brought its case for the mine to Nunatsiavut government members this week. It wants to have the mine operating by 2014.

Some Inuit have expressed worries about the mine contaminating the land, and the government is considering a ban on uranium mining.

Read rest of this CBC article here.


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