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After the Uranium Moratorium: The global UBAN movement

Uranium MoratoriumBackground:                    July 28, 2015, Gordon Edwards.

Uranium Moratorium in Quebec --> Declaration of the World Uranium Symposium --> UBAN movement

There has never been a uranium mine in the province of Quebec.  In the last decade, however, there has been a great deal of uranium exploration as a result of the foolish "uranium bubble" of 2006-2007,  resulting in skyrocketing uranium prices,   based on rumors that a massive nuclear renaissance was about to materialize. That nuclear power "boom" never occurred, and uranium prices quickly sank back down to unprofitable levels. It has since become clear that nuclear power has stagnated and is on the decline in North America and Western Europe.  It is also evident that the role of nuclear will continue to decline world-wide for the next couple of decades at least, because new reactors could not be built fast enough in such localities as Eastern Europe and Asia to make up for all the old reactors that will be shutting down in the west over the next few years.

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World Uranium Symposium 2015 - birth of the Quebec Declaration

WUS-Lesung-DeclarationThe World Uranium Symposium 2015 closed with a moving speech by Matthew Coon Come and the birth of the Quebec declaration on Uranium.

Looking forward, Marriette Liefferink (FSE) and Prof. Dr. Andreas Nidecker (IPPNW Schweiz) announced a new conference taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, November 2015. The topics will include uranium mining in Niger and the general nuclearization of Africa.

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Impressions from the opening of the Uranium Film Festival

The World Uranium Symposium saw the opening of the fifth Uranium Film festival - this time in Quebec! Here are a few impressions from the event.

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Exclusive at the World Uranium Symposium in Québec City (April 14–16 2015): Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan at the time of the Fukushima catastrophe

Naoto-KanQuébec, 6 April 2015 — Mr. Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan during the Fukushima catastrophe, will deliver an exclusive message at the opening of the World Uranium Symposium at the Quebec City Convention Centre on April 14-16 2015.

Both scientific and community-based, the Symposium will address issues arising from the nuclear fuel chain, from mining uranium to its end-uses and byproducts for civilian or military purposes.

Open to the public, the Symposium will host nearly 300 national and international participants from twenty countries from all continents.

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World Uranium Symposium

World-Uranium-SymposiumFrom April 14th - 16th, the World Uranium Symposium in Quebec will bring together speakers from all around the globe. They will adress issues arising from the uranium fuel chain - from uranium mining to its end-uses and byproducts for civilian or military purposes.

Symposium abstract

Preliminary program

List of speakers

The Symposium is organized by Physicians for Global Survival, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Nature Québec, the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility and the Coaliation pour le Québec ait meilleure mine.

 

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James Bay Crees launch march against Urainum

Stand-against-UraniumThe Cree Nation Youth Council yesterday launched the StandAgainstUranium solidarity march. They wanted to send a strong message to the Quebec government, that the Cree Nation opposes uranium development on their land, Eeyou Istchee.

The march will also provide an opportunity for Quebeckers from across the province to show their support for the Crees’ stand. Cree youth walk from Mistissini to Montreal to oppose uranium development.

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BAPE hearings continue in Montreal

BAPE HearingThe BAPE (Office for public hearings on the environment) continued its hearings on the issue of Uranium development in Quebec.

Among the speakers were representatives from the Grand Council of the Crees, the Cree Women of Eeyou Istchee, the Coalition Quebec meilleure mine, and Uranium Network.

 

 

 

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James Bay Crees launch the People's Board at StandAgainstUranium.com

James Bay Cree against UraniumThe James Bay Cree Nation has launched the People's Board, the latest addition to its website and social media campaign #StandAgainstUranium. The People's Board is an online platform where Crees and the broader public can share their opinions, post photos and videos, and demonstrate their support for the Cree Nation's stand against uranium.

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