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Northern Saskatchewan First Nation to drop lawsuit, signs up with uranium companies

Northern Saskatchewan First Nation signs uranium mining deal worth $600 million http://www.newstalk650.com/story/northern-saskatchewan-first-nation-signs-uranium-mining-deal-worth-600-million/112624 Agreement with mining giants Cameco and Areva calls for First Nation to drop lawsuit over proposed mine by Nigel Maxwell May 31, 2013 The English River First Nation in northern Saskatchewan has signed a deal with Uranium mining giants Cameco and Areva worth $600 million.

Much of money is to flow to the First Nation over 10 years through contracts with band-owned businesses and wages to band members who would work at the mines and on community development projects.

Part of the agreement calls for the First Nation to drop a lawsuit over land near the proposed Millennium mine project.

Some members of the band have raised concerns about the environmental impact of more uranium in the area.

June 1, 2013 - Posted by | indigenous issues, Legal, Uranium, USA

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