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Nunavut review board staff to hold uranium meetings in Saskatchewan – Nunatsiaq News

“Our land and environment is priceless and necessary for our way of life”

Nunavut Impact Review Board staff will head to northern Saskatchewan at the end of this month to hold public meetings in three Dene communities whose residents have expressed concerns about Areva Resources Canada’s proposed uranium mine in the Kivalliq region.

Those meetings will follow a Baker Lake community meeting on the proposed Kiggavik uranium mine this week. That meeting, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m., will be held at the community hall.

The Athabasca Denesuline Né Né Land Corp. has voiced concerns for years over the uranium project saying transportation of the milled uranium — called yellowcake — by plane over their traditional territory poses a potential risk in the case of a plane crash.

“The risks and impacts associated with a transportation accident are far greater than what we are willing to risk,” says an Aug. 18 letter from the Athabasca Dene.

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