Mayor Unhappy With Site Of Nuclear Future Meeting

Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 14:02



A northern leader is expressing dismay that a major conference on the future of nuclear energy in Saskatchewan did not take place in the North.


This week, experts from around the world have been in Regina, weighing in on the debate surrounding the expansion of the nuclear industry in this province.


The get-together was organized by SUMA, SARM and the University of Regina.


Topics included the pros and cons of establishing a nuclear processing facility in Saskatchewan, as well as the storage and disposal of nuclear waste.


But Ile-a-la-Crosse mayor Max Morin wonders why this conference didn’t take place in the North and involve more northerners — given the location of the province’s uranium supply.


Morin says representatives of New North have been at the Regina gathering this week, and will update northern mayors on what they have heard.