Uranium Mining Impacts on the Great Lakes & Beyond (Part 2 of 12)

Discussion workshop
Aug 10 2016  9:00 - 11:30

Uranium Mining Impacts on the Great Lakes & Beyond will examine the contamination and chronic threat posed to the indigenous peoples by mining, milling, processing of uranium. This workshop focuses on uranium mining and refining. Each stage of the nuclear fuel chain has its own enormous radioactive waste problems. On the North Shore of Lake Huron, Elliot Lake uranium mines and tailings; Blind River refinery; and Espanola uranium tailings threaten the Lake Huron. Uranium refineries at Port Hope have caused the harbor to be contaminated at high levels. There are proposed uranium mining operations in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that will threaten streams and the Lakes. Around the world indigenous peoples have been displaced from their ancestral lands and contaminated by uranium mining. This workshop will work to inform and then to empower people to take action to stop uranium mining, and refining in the Great Lakes basin and beyond.

Speakers
Michael J. Keegan, Coalition for a Nuclear Free Great Lakes
Discussion workshop
Aug 10 2016  9:00 - 11:30
Université McGill – Pavillon McConnel (Local 11)
3480, rue University
Montréal, QC, Canada
Languages
English
Target audiences
General
Activities extended on the Internet
yes
Last Modified
16 June 2016
Uranium Mining Impacts on the Great Lakes & Beyond (Part 2 of 12)
Group Admins
Michael Keegan
Organization(s) that co-animated activity
Coalition for a Nuclear Free Great Lakes
Programming theme
Rights of Nature and Environmental Justice
Objectives
To inform / To make aware of
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