Pandora’s Promise is a new film by director Robert Stone which claims to tell "the intensely personal stories of environmentalists and energy experts who have undergone a radical conversion from being fiercely anti to strongly pro-nuclear energy, risking their careers and reputations in the process." Find out for yourself, see the film at the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon on October 1, 2013, followed by a panel discussion. Visit our Facebook event page.
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The Saskatchewan public does not feel that it is safe to use nuclear reactors for oil sands extraction, according to Oraclepoll Research Ltd. survey results released today by the HUES3 Campaign Committee. By a margin of three to one, respondents said they do not feel safe with such plans, even though the Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation (CCNI) at the University of Saskatchewan has accepted millions of dollars in government and corporate funding to explore the feasibility of developing small nuclear reactors for this purpose.
News coverage of today's announcement that Saskatchewan taxpayers will pour another $5 million dollars into nuclear research, including the development of small reactor technology. Hitachi will also contribute $5 million. The University of Regina, the Saskatchewan Research Council and the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron will also be involved.
Proponents of green, renewable energy wait patiently for the next $5 million dollar announcement from the Saskatchewan government.