Uranium Mining in Northern Saskatchewan Introduction In the 1930s, uranium deposits—proving to be the largest in the world—were uncovered in the north of Saskatchewan (Parsons and Barsi 2000, p. 263). Over the past seventy years, these deposits have been successively mined by the federal government, the provincial government, and private mining companies. Today the Athabasca Basin of Northern Saskatchewan remains the focus of earth’s most extensive uranium mining efforts. This paper will summarize what is known about uranium mining in Northern Saskatchewan, paying special attention to the background and future of the issue, an analysis of stakeholder interests, economic considerations, and policy recommendations. The conclusion is that...The end:
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