Nuclear Conference Held In Saskatoon Tomorrow

Friday, April 21, 2006 at 13:12



A conference is being held in Saskatoon tomorrow to discuss energy alternatives to the nuclear industry.


University of Toronto Professor John Miller is one of the speakers that have been lined up for the event. He’s the president of a group called “Families Against Radiation Exposure”, based out of Port Hope, Ontario — the site of a nuclear refinery.


Miller says the conference is being held because the nuclear debate is heating up in this province.


Miller claims residents of Port Hope are having a hard time getting answers as to why they haven’t been tested for long-term radiation exposure.


He says if Saskatchewan is entertaining ideas of establishing a nuclear processing facility, residents here need to make sure they get all their questions answered by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.


Miller argues the CNSC should utilize an independent panel of experts more often when determining environmental and safety risks.