Video: Interviews from Nunavut uranium event
Recorded March 17 in Iqaluit
It’s well known that public support for mining, including the mining of uranium, is strongest in the Kivalliq and Kitikmeot regions of Nunavut.
But even in Baker Lake, where most residents welcomed Agnico-Eagle’s Meadowbank gold mine, scepticism remains.
Joan Scottie, a well-known opponent of the Kiggavik uranium project, says in this interview that a few years ago, only a “handful” of people seemed to share her views.
But now that caribou are disappearing from the region, she says opposition to mining is growing in her community.
Kevin Scissons of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission explains how his agency regulates uranium mining in Canada.
Ramsey Hart of Mining Watch Canada says in this interview that his organization takes the position that uranium is best left in the ground.
But he also says that it’s up to Nunavut to make the final decision.