URANIUM MINE (N.B.)


"Who here does not want a uranium exploration or mining? Please stand up now," one attendee asked the more than 700 people gathered at Moncton's Capital Theatre.

Moments later, after loud cheers and applause, he added, "Thank you very much. As a unit of measure, the record would reflect that it is unanimous."

The meeting was intended as a platform for civil servants who are experts in mining. As well, environment and nuclear safety officials were set to explain that uranium exploration and mining can be conducted without harm and to outline the rules and regulations that are in place to protect people and the environment.

However, agitated attendees overshadowed the explanation session.

While the government insists a silent majority of New Brunswickers are in favour of exploration and the huge financial benefits it could bring to the province, those attending the meeting could not be swayed. Residents opted instead to tell the civil servants that the public does not trust the province or the companies involved to protect them. . . . . . . . .AT A RECENT PUBLIC MEETING IN NEW BRUNSWICK,CANADA . . AS REPORTED ON CBC . NEWS.

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