Inuit group drops moratorium on uranium mining -Globe and Mail

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Inuit group drops moratorium on uranium mining

The Canadian Press
September 19, 2007

Canada’s main Inuit organization has dropped a long-held moratorium on uranium mining in the Arctic, removing one obstacle to developing potentially rich deposits of the radioactive metal.

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., which administers the Nunavut land claim, announced yesterday that it was abandoning a moratorium approved by Inuit voters in 1989. The moratorium was put in place after a German company attempted to develop a uranium mine around Baker Lake.

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