Uranium mining rejected at Iqaluit public forum

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.

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