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Uranium's Chilling Effects

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Community participation stifled as industry expands in northern Saskatchewan

The uranium industry is rapidly expanding its sphere of control in northern Saskatchewan, and the impacts of its widening footprint aren’t limited to the lands and waters.

Residents of affected communities are speaking out against an increasing corporate influence that is altering local governance and diminishing opportunities for critical public participation.

"radioactive cleanup" suggests that we can somehow "get rid" of radioactive contamination -- but we cannot do so

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A central fact about radioactivity is that no one knows how to turn it off. Radioactive materials continue to emit atomic radiation at a rate which cannot be influenced by any of the usual factors... NOTHING can be used to speed, up, slow down, or stop the process of radioactive disintegration from occurring.

Fukushima: The Saskatchewan Connection

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It’s over two and one-half years since the nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima, Japan and the contamination hasn’t stopped. It is getting so serious that the IAEA, the UN’s nuclear body recently recategorized the situation as a nuclear event # 3 on its 7-point scale. Tepco, the company in charge, hasn’t been able to stop the radioactive contamination of groundwater pouring into the Pacific Ocean.

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