Not only is Cameco poisoning northern Saskatchewan through its uranium mining practices, but it is also poisoning the minds of children who happen to take in the Much More Munsch display at the Children’s Discovery Museum in Saskatoon. As corporate sponsor Cameco gets to demonstrate how generous it is to the community while in the north it contaminates plants and wildlife, lakes and rivers, the earth and its people.
Interestingly, Munsch’s publicist claims Munsch has nothing to do with that traveling display. How Munsch can possibly extricate himself from the merchandizing and characterizing around it is beyond me! The brochure for the display even thanks him and Martchenko (his illustrator) for their collaboration on it! After several emails, I’ve decided to quit trying to understand it, to boycott Munsch, and to post this here.
In other Cameco news, today we learn that the company is also going to poison China, by increasing sales to that country so that the Chinese government can fuel a reactor in order to meet China’s increased energy demands.
Cameco Corp., the world’s second- largest uranium producer, agreed to supply the fuel to China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Co. through 2025 to meet rising demand in the world’s fastest-growing nuclear market.
Cameco plans to sell 29 million pounds of uranium concentrate to China Guangdong Nuclear, subject to the approval of the Chinese government, the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based company said in a statement yesterday. That’s equivalent to about 13,000 metric tons.
I guess we can call it fair if kids in both countries are poisoned, eh?