The people of the province of New Brunswick are having a heated debate on the issue of Uranium exploration and mining in the province. I have added several links to the side menu for you to read and explore.( the articles represent a one-sided point of view) When I searched for reasons to support the uranium exploration in the the province I could find little, however the government seems to be supporting the exploration for uranium and the potential for mines. The argument for the uranium mining is MONEY and JOBS. I highly encourage you to do some searching on your own after reading the article to find out answers to any questions you might have. The government of NB (DNR) is holding information sessions in Fredericton and Moncton at the beginning of next month to address these issues and concerns.
Do you believe short term benefits of jobs and money for the people of NB outweigh the potential long-term environmental disaster? Use the articles or other sources to back up your argument. What effect could drilling have on the local watershed.
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You may write your response in the form of a letter to the Minister of Natural Resources and Mining and the premier OR a letter to persuade your fellow New Brunswickers to act to either support or reject the possibilities of uranium mining on our land. Be sure to use facts to back up what you are saying.