Greenpeace Chronicles

Easton, Fred
Year Published:  1979  
Pages:  16pp  
Inactive Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX1007

The articles in this edition of the Greenpeace Chronicles illustrate the concern of the B.C. people with nuclear energy. The question of uranium mining, flaws in the construction of nuclear reacators and the threat of human safety posed by the use of nuclear energy are but three of the questions raised.

Abstract:  The articles in this edition of the Greenpeace Chronicles illustrate the concern of the B.C. people with nuclear energy. The question of uranium mining, flaws in the construction of nuclear reacators and the threat of human safety posed by the use of nuclear energy are but three of the questions raised.

Fred Easton writes "'Uranium' leave it in the Ground", pointing out that B.C. is no longer immune to the presence of nuclear energy. This immunity, once assumed, has been destroyed by two events. First, the announced plan of the American government to construct twin nuclear reactors at Sedro Wooley, Washington sixty miles from Vancouver. The second reason is the commitment of the provincial government to a revitalized mining industry in B.C., including uranium mining.

Easton also outlines the responses of the B.C. people to such uranium mining companies as Consolidated Rexspar and to what is becoming known as the "Bates Inquiry." The Bates Inquiry is the government's Royal Commission Inquiry into Uranium Mining. The public has struggled to create greater awareness of the issues in uranium mining. They have tried to raise the ethical question around nuclear waste and nuclear arms. These questions are continually pushed aside. One successful protest was made by residents of Genelle. These people were able to force one mining company to call off any further mining in their area.

Periodical profile published 1979

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