Sonntag Welcomes Alberta Nuclear Reactor

Friday, August 31, 2007 at 14:33



Saskatchewan’s Industry minister says he’s pleased to hear of plans by the Alberta government to construct a nuclear reactor in the Peace River area.


Maynard Sonntag says the move should open up a fresh market for uranium suppliers in Saskatchewan.


He acknowledges there are concerns over the impact of such a facility on the environment.


But he believes enough safeguards exist to protect the wilderness.


Sonntag says even if the plant gets the green light right away, it will be 2015 — at earliest — before it begins operations.