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.
Aug 10 2016 9:00 - 11:30
SpeakersMichael J. Keegan, Coalition for a Nuclear Free Great Lakes