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Quebec City, Canada | April 16 2015
We, the signatories of this Declaration, including the participants of the World Uranium Symposium 2015, coming from 20 countries on five continents, having gathered in Quebec City, Canada, in April 2015:
Acknowledging that in 1943 Quebec City was the site where the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada entered into a formal cooperation agreement to develop the first atomic bombs, resulting in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945;
Respecting the moratorium imposed by the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee in Northern Quebec on all uranium-related activities on their lands; supporting the demand for a moratorium by the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, as well as the large consensus against uranium mining as expressed by the Inuit of Nunavik and over 300 municipalities and organizations across the province of Quebec;
Quebec, 15 April 1015 – About 200 international experts and delegates of the World Uranium Symposium this morning denounced the sale of Canadian uranium to India, a country that maintains an arsenal of nuclear weapons and has never signed the United Nations’ Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). By signing such a deal on the eve of the NPT review conference to be held in New York City in two weeks’ time, Canada is undermining and discrediting the key international treaty prohibiting the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
“Canada’s attitude sends a terrible message to the international community regarding the necessity for all countries to respect and to reinforce the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty,” said Arielle Denis, Director of the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Québec, 6 April 2015 — Mr. Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan during the Fukushima catastrophe, will deliver an exclusive message at the opening of the World Uranium Symposium at the Quebec City Convention Centre on April 14-16 2015. Both scientific and community-based, the Symposium will address issues arising from the nuclear fuel chain, from mining uranium to its end-uses and byproducts for civilian or military purposes.
Open to the public, the Symposium will host nearly 300 national and international participants from twenty countries from all continents. It is still possible to register for the symposium online: www.uranium2015.com/en.
2015: a key year for debating the future of uranium and its nuclear uses
While nuclear energy is increasingly expensive and poses environmental and security problems, it continues to be the subject of intense debates before the UN treaty conference on climate change inParis, December 2015.
Canada’s nuclear waste will be deadly for 400,000 years.
What town would like the honour of hosting it?
With his wife, Fran, Tony McQuail operates a lush organic farm near Lucknow, Ontario, within hailing distance of Bruce Power, the world’s largest nuclear power facility. The plant’s grounds, on the shores of Lake Huron, are also the place where nearly half of Canada’s nuclear fuel waste is “temporarily” stored. “What they’ve done,” McQuail says, “would be like me piling up decades’ worth of my operation’s waste, which is to say shit, and leaving it out by the road.
French uranium mining and nuclear company AREVA is obviously suffering a major loss.
'LeMonde', France, says approx. 4 BILLION €€€ loss , German newspaper'Süddeutsche Zeitung' says 4,9 BILLIONs €€€ loss).
Please find more details in ENGLISH here:
NEW YORK TIMES
Please also find a (French) Press Relase by "Observatorie du nucleaire,", France, further down.
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Pour les nouvelles en FRANCAIS
SVP, voir LeMonde, 22. Fevrier 2015
Quebec City, February 19 2015—The World Uranium Symposium will be held for the first time in Quebec City, Canada, from April 14 to 16, at the Centre des congrès de Québec. Organized by medical associations and civil society partners, the symposium will welcome more than 100 national and international specialists who will examine major questions associated with the nuclear fuel chain, including issues related to economic trends in the industry, safety and governance, social and environmental aspects, health, ethics, human rights, and indigenous peoples’ rights (register online: www.uranium2015.com/en).