Sask Party Examining Nuclear Power In Province

Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 16:06



Saskatchewan Environment Minister Nancy Heppner says the province’s new government will further review the idea of a nuclear power generating plant.


Heppner says she will examine a report on the issue done by the former N-D-P government.


She says the government could commission its own study if the previous document isn’t comprehensive enough.


Heppner says Brad Wall, the province’s premier, has said that the government wouldn’t move forward without a complete feasibility study.


She says her deputy minister is a former senior official and environmental officer for Cogema, one of the largest uranium suppliers in the world.


Heppner says that might help them make decisions about nuclear power.


She says the province’s coal-fired plant creates a lot of pollution.