Saturday, January 18, 2014

Key Lake Uranium Mines: where the animals have gone?

Simon Paul-Dene shared his photo.
...use to be a lake by my late father's trap line. Now, it's one big  hole, contaminating aquifers & our drinking water sources.
Key Lake Uranium Mines. Uranium is "Black Stone"
Theh delzhen: in Dene: "Black Blood Stone" "Del" means blood.
"Dene elders in the northern areas of the provi...nce have their own questions.
Louis Wolverine, 84, wants to know where the animals have gone. He began trapping around Key Lake with his father in the 1940s and continued to trap in the area for over 20 years.
A reservoir was built and the lake itself drained thirty years ago to facilitate access to the uranium deposit below.
Several spills occurred in the early 1980s, including a massive spill of approximately 100 million litres of radioactive liquid in 1984.
Mining at Key Lake ended a decade ago, but Canadian mining company stills continues to operate a mill at the site.
"I used to see lots of moose when I used to trap, and caribou, just full of them," Wolverine told the Media Co-op.
"I was there quite a few times since the year 2000 and there's hardly any moose. I never saw a moose since then."
" STOLEN LAND: It use to be called Key Lake, okay  Canadian mining company ?
My late father/mother & uncles & grand parents called this once beautiful site "... hunting fishing on our traditional lands". They still call it Key Lake even after this sorry site.
Right on our homelands: Denesuline. We are all Guardians of this Western Hemisphere...what we do to this Earth we do to ourselves.
Marius Paul: A method worse than warring open-pit mining! C3. Open-pit Uranium Mine. | .
CPAWS Yukon - Get Involved! - Action Alert - Wind River Threatened by Roads for Uranium Mining Exploration - Uranium Mining Impacts For example, in 1984 at Key Lake, Saskatchewan, there was a spill of more than 100 million litres of contaminated liquid. Uranium mines and tailings release radon gas into the atmosphere.
The radon, which - 23 kB - Jan 11, 2010---Sadi Sadi Broncho CPAWS Yukon - Get Involved! - Action Alert - Wind River Threatened by Roads for Uranium Mining Explo
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