Atoms For War: The Saskatchewan Connection

Year Published:  1982
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX2611

This tabloid examines the ways in which the Saskatchewan uranium industry supports the production of nuclear arms and thereby increases the possibility of their development. Two of the major points made are:

- The Government of Saskatchewan, through its crown corporation, the Saskatchewan Mining
Devleopment Corporation (SMDC), co-operates with transnational corporations involved in the
weapons industry. Some of these companies include: AMOK, Union Carbide, Wyoming Minerals,
Rio Tinto Zinc, the Rothschilds, and Urangesellschaft. Through these relationships, Saskatchean
profits from the arms race.

- The Government of Saskatchewan and the Government of Canada collaborate with the governments
that have not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Some of these are: France, Argentina,
India, Pakistan, South Africa, South Korea, and Brazil.

The Inter-Church Uranium Committee supports a moratorium or uranium mining ins Saskatchewan in order that further research can be done on the unanswered questions of the issue, such as the management of wastes and the effects of low level radiation. The Committee is a group of Christians from Anglican, Lutheran, Mennonite, Roman Catholic, and United Church congregations.
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