Bishop's Statement on Uranium Development

Publisher:  Catholic Centre, Saskatoon, Canada
Year Published:  1977  
Pages:  3  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX1005

The Roman Catholic and Ukranian Catholic Bishops express their concern about uranium mining and nuclear energy in Saskatchewan. The bishops recognize that uranium could be generate a substantial supply of energy. They also recognize the dangers of the energy produced through the use of uranium.


Abstract:  The Roman Catholic and Ukranian Catholic Bishops express their concern about uranium mining and nuclear energy in Saskatchewan. The bishops recognize that uranium could be generate a substantial supply of energy. They also recognize the dangers of the energy produced through the use of uranium.

Four major statements are made by the bishops concerning safety, nuclear arms, social effects and the native people. The disposal of nuclear waste is one of the major problems discussed. The waste cannot yet be disposed of without some ill effect on the environment and future negative effects on the population. One way to dispose of the nuclear waste is to use it for nuclear weapons. The Bishops do not see this as a satisfactory means for disposing of nuclear waste, for it adds to the present surplus of nuclear arms and creates greater fear and stricter security measures in a society already hampered by these things. Finally, the bishops demand that northern development be sensative to the land claims and health rights of native people.


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