Mar 18, 2011
CBC – Many Nunavummiut who attended a uranium forum Thursday night said they do not want uranium mining in Nunavut, while some even attacked the territorys Inuit group for supporting uranium development. More than 120 people in Iqaluit came out to the public forum, which was organized by the Nunavut government as it works on developing its own policy on uranium mining in the territory. After hearing from officials representing government, the mining industry and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, most of those who came up to the microphone made it clear that they want nothing to do with uranium mining … The threat of a nuclear disaster in Japan, which was rocked by a devastating earthquake and tsunami last week, weighed heavily on the minds of many audience members.
- Government of Nunavut: “Uranium in Nunavut” public meetings, seeks your input by May 15, 2011 (online feedback form, email response, call toll-free, fax, community meetings).
- Rabble.ca: “Baker Lake struggles under pressure to allow uranium mining” (April 07, 2011).
- Nunatsiaq News: “Video: Interviews from Nunavut uranium event” (March 20, 2011).
- Nunatsiaq News: “Nunavut uranium forum reveals stark divisions” (March 18, 2011).
- Nunatsiaq News: “Nunavut to hold public forums on uranium” (March 07, 2011).