NS NDP

July 17th, 2018

Statement from Gary Burrill about Uranium Mining Ban

Halifax– NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement about Nova Scotia’s ban on uranium mining:

“One of the NDP’s first acts in government was the 2009 legislation of a permanent moratorium on uranium mining in our province.

This was a signature achievement of the NDP in office, and it would be a major mistake to revise the ban.

Calls from industry to review the ban need to be balanced against the imperatives of environmental and human health. Uranium mining poses the same very significant risk to Nova Scotia's wells, water, and people, today, as it did a decade ago.”

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