Moratorum and Mining of Uranium: Nova Scotia/Canada

A moratorium on exploration and mining of uranium in Nova Scotia will be made law.

The province introduced legislation today, Oct. 14, to entrench a uranium ban that had been in effect since 1981.

 

"We will legislate this moratorium because it is what Nova Scotians want," said Natural Resources Minister John MacDonell. "This measure responds to the concerns that Nova Scotians have expressed over the mining of uranium in our province."

"This legislation sends a clear message to the mineral industry and all Nova Scotians regarding government's long-term intentions with respect to uranium," said Mr. MacDonell.

 

Further details: Environmental Health Canada