Northern indigenous peoples and the prospects for nuclear energy

4th International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors
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These conference proceedings explore indigenous attitudes about and relationships with the nuclear energy industry as a whole. The first section consists of a jurisdictional review of select international and domestic Indigenous perspectives on nuclear energy and uranium mining. Government reports, submissions to environmental review processes, news articles, blog posts and scholarly research were among the primary data sources used. In particular, the authors reviewed the sentiments of indigenous peoples in Australia, Canada, Finland, Greenland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States. The second section consists of a short review of energy consumption and energy costs in Canada’s Far North to further understand the pressures the region faces with electricity production.

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