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Important Protest against Uranium Mine

July 14, 2007

I have been starting to inform myself in a new and important issue facing residents in my area of Frontenac and Lanark Counties, Eastern Ontario and the people of Ontario. There is exploration staked on private and Native Lands for up to 30,000 acres of exploration for mining uranium. This is a potential distaster in an area based in fishing and outdoor tourism that also happens to be pretty densely populated year round. The watersheds potentially affected are the Mississippi River flowing to Carleton Place and The Ottawa River. The beautiful landscape and clean air will irrevocably be altered. There is a human mine block at the mine site at the present time by Ardoch First Nations and supported by many non-natives. Ongoing public education and protests to spread awareness of the issue is being organized by dedicated people. Uranium has a half life of 4.5 billion years so we want to put effort in at this end of the time-line!

Sarah Harmer and other great musicians are giving a concert July 25th as a fundraiser and donations and food for the protest site are being accepted at Foodsmith’s and other local businesses. Check back here as I post more information.

Write a letter to Premier McQuinty saying you support a moratorium on mining uranium in Ontario-especially in areas populated by humans but hey, animals are affected too. There are such moratoriums in BC and Nova Scotia.  Write your MP and MPP stating it is time for a complete overhaul of the Mining Act of Ontario which alows prospecting, claim staking and exploration without landowner consent. Visit www.miningwatch.ca

Comment on July 24th, 2007 by Beth Robertson.

Hi Christine, its so great you are posting this info, The girls and I have been at all the protest walks. I’m sure we will get the moratorium, there just to many people that do not want a uranium mine. All the best, peace Beth.
ps Heather says Hi

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