Nuclear waste meetings move to Prince Albert
The debate over whether Saskatchewan should store nuclear waste moves to Prince Albert on Friday.
Saskatchewan is a world leader in the production of uranium, but doesn't have any nuclear power plants or store nuclear waste.
However, the industry is looking for a region to store power plant waste deep underground and some communities in the province have expressed some interest.
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nation has been given $1 million by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization to hold a series of sessions about the concept in order to gauge First Nations interest. On Thursday, Saskatoon was the venue.
The meetings were criticized by Owen Swiderski, deputy leader of the Saskatchewan Green Party, who says the FSIN appears to be one side of the issue.
"Honestly, to me it seems like they're promoting a nuclear waste dump in Saskatchewan," he said. "They're saying the money will help them, but the money and jobs is not worth the destruction to the environment."
Protesters are expected at today's meeting in Prince Albert.