Friday, January 25, 2008

Colorado State University - News & Information


Colorado State University - News & Information


Note to Editors: Reporters interested in attending the symposium are asked to register as well as to RSVP to Dell Rae Moellenberg at 970-491-6009 or

The symposium will provide an overview of the basic sciences associated with uranium, particularly as it relates to environmental, medical and health questions, for professionals and members of the public. The symposium will not cover social or economic issues around uranium mining.

Hopefully some of the anti-nuclear groups can attend this very important symposium and ask the right questions regardless if these questions involve the social and economic impacts as well as the environmental impacts that in-situ-recovery uranium mining has.

The people have a right to know and a right to contest top-down mining initiatives. For too long have we been beguiled by the insufficient, bewildering permitting process!

Way to go, Colorado! Don't forget Montrose County either!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Associated Press: Nuclear Revival Rekindles Waste Concerns


BEAUMONT-HAGUE, France (AP) — Thousands of canisters of highly radioactive waste from the world's most nuclear-energized nation lie, silent and deadly, beneath this jutting tip of Normandy. Above ground, cows graze and Atlantic waves crash into heather-covered hills.

The spent fuel, vitrified into blocks of black glass that will remain dangerous for thousands of years, is in "interim storage." Like nearly all the world's nuclear waste, it is still waiting for the long-term disposal solution that has eluded scientists and governments in the six decades since the atomic era began.


The Associated Press: Nuclear Revival Rekindles Waste Concerns

And the French nuclear giant AREVA says that nuclear energy is safe, but never says anything about what is going in its own country in terms of storing its nuclear waste...another case of "they screaming the loudest, are often heard, but not listen to."

Come on, America, we need the French Connection as much as we need a case of hemorrhoids...don't fall for their slightly misleading spiel as have the availability entrepreneurs (danged nook spooks) have in this country. It isn't about an energy shortage as much as it really is about actually constructing the nuclear plants, the support facilities, and the mining for iron, uranium and other exotic ores necessary for construction; often found in third world countries like Africa, South America, Navajo Reservation and in Lakota Treaty land (Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, and Nebraska)!



Thursday, January 17, 2008

Opponents challenge uranium mine expansion »

Opponents challenge uranium mine expansion »

Seeking to block the mine expansion are Tom Cook of Chadron and Debra White Plume of Pine Ridge, S.D., the Slim Buttes Agricultural Development Corp., Owe Aku, a nonprofit Oglala Lakota cultural group from Pine Ridge, and the Western Nebraska Resources Council.

Hopefully this serves notice to the Tribal councils that more and more Native Americans are becoming aware of the increasing drive by the foreign uranium mining companies such as CAMECO to continue their plundering of treaty land. Also since the tribal councils are the only body recognized by the federal government, the tribal councils should take the lead in furthering their own independent water quality studies of the ground and surface water.

To back up the data in any proposed tribal water study, all Indian Health Service health records must be acquired to provide a legal basis for the coming water conflict. Correlation of the reservation's health crises to water quality analysis will provide the legal basis for tribes, increasing their sovereignty as well as strengthening their individual roles in the Winters Doctrine.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Bismarck Tribune - The Weeklies: Public asked to provide input on uranium mining

 Bismarck Tribune - Bismarck News - The Weeklies: Public asked to provide input on uranium mining

With uranium mining potentially starting up again in North Dakota’s western counties, some state officials want to meet with the public to talk about uranium mining rules.
State geologist Ed Murphy said he’s organizing a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Belfield Memorial Hall.

Friday, January 11, 2008

First Nations vow to occupy eastern Ont. site to block uranium mining | Published January 11th, 2008

First Nations vow to occupy eastern Ont. site to block uranium mining | Published January 11th, 2008


Published Friday January 11th, 2008

TORONTO - Aboriginals in eastern Ontario warned Friday that they would ignore a court order and illegally occupy the site of a proposed uranium mine north of Kingston later this month unless the province calls a halt to the project.

The Ardoch Algonquin First Nation said it usually permits mining activities on its lands, but will not tolerate uranium exploration because of its impact on the environment and potential to adversely affect people's health.

"The destruction of the land, the consequence of a uranium mine being built, and the health effects will be devastating on our community," former Ardoch chief Robert Lovelace told a news conference at the legislature.

"We have taken a stand that there will be no uranium mine in that area."

The Ardoch First Nation is fighting Frontenac Ventures Corp., which has staked approximately 400 mineral claims covering more than 8,000 hectares of land, and successfully won a court injunction last October to prevent aboriginals from occupying the site.

Tri-City Herald: Mid-Columbia news

Hanford workers prepare for high-risk excavation of waste (w/video)

Hanford cleanup

Published Thursday, January 10th, 2008

By Annette Cary, Herald staff writer

Hanford workers are preparing to start next week digging up radioactive and chemical waste that could spontaneously catch fire when exposed to air.

"We're planning for the worst case," said John Darby, project manager for the Department of Energy's contractor, Washington Closure Hanford.

The 618-7 Burial Ground was used from 1960 to 1973 for waste from the Hanford nuclear reservation's 300 Area just north of Richland where fuel was made for Hanford's reactors and research was conducted.

Tri-City Herald: Mid-Columbia news

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Energy Prospects - No Nukes or Coal, Idaho Petition Says

Energy Prospects - No Nukes or Coal, Idaho Petition Says
Here is a good Idahoans stop the nuclear reactor expansion in their state!