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Group of Canadian premiers will work together to research and build small modular nuclear reactors

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  1. [5]
    Loire
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    Where the hell is Kenney? For christ sakes coal and oil drunk Saskatchewan is in on this but the energy capital of Canada can't be bothered?

    Where the hell is Kenney? For christ sakes coal and oil drunk Saskatchewan is in on this but the energy capital of Canada can't be bothered?

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      Magneto
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      You would think that "The Resistance" members would align on matters like this. Moe, Ford, and Higgs are cons so they should have been able to find common ground with Kenney's government. You...

      You would think that "The Resistance" members would align on matters like this. Moe, Ford, and Higgs are cons so they should have been able to find common ground with Kenney's government.

      You would think Northern Alberta would be a good place to run a nuclear reactor considering that the environment is already damaged and no one wants to live there.

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      1. [3]
        Loire
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        Man you had me in the first half. You've clearly have no idea what you are talking about. Do you think the oilsands mines cover all of northern Alberta? The geology doesn't allow for that. All of...

        You would think Northern Alberta would be a good place to run a nuclear reactor considering that the environment is already damaged

        Man you had me in the first half.

        You've clearly have no idea what you are talking about. Do you think the oilsands mines cover all of northern Alberta? The geology doesn't allow for that. All of the mines are combined less than thirty kilometres in area, in a province of 660,000 km².

        Northern Alberta isn't "damaged" in fact it's aspristine and intact as pretty much anywhere else in the western world. The dense boreal forest and distance from major cities is why few people live there. If you don't know what you are talking about why would you feel it necessary to mention it?

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          Magneto
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          I live in Northern Alberta. I know what I'm talking about. Half the trees are burnt and the ground water is contaminated from the tailings ponds.

          I live in Northern Alberta. I know what I'm talking about. Half the trees are burnt and the ground water is contaminated from the tailings ponds.

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          1. Loire
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            Are you attributing burnt trees to the oilsands? Because if so you would be lying, even ignoring your wild assertion that nearly 150,000 km² of boreal was burnt. Are you referring to the 2016...

            Half the trees are burnt

            Are you attributing burnt trees to the oilsands? Because if so you would be lying, even ignoring your wild assertion that nearly 150,000 km² of boreal was burnt. Are you referring to the 2016 wildfire? That started on the southwest side from Fort McMurray, where there are no open pits, and while it was human caused, the standard irresponsible private citizen is believed to be the cause and not industrial. While you could effectively make the argument for climate change, the fire was not a direct result of the oilsands.

            As I said the geology doesn't allow for "half the boreal" to be cleared. The Ft. McMurray sandstone dips northward at a fairly steep angle is too deep underground to openly mine everywhere but the 80 or so kilometers north of the city. Thats why there isn't anything north of Kearl. Everywhere else must be produced using SAGD which is the same as drilling a standard oil well and takes up roughly the same footage as a standard drilling pad. This is what oilsands production looks like outside of the 63 corridor. As someone who supposedly live there you should probably know that.

            You're right though. The Athabasca has been contaminated.

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    retiredrugger
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    I'm curious to see what their fuel source will be; I would love to see more work done with Thorium.

    I'm curious to see what their fuel source will be; I would love to see more work done with Thorium.

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    1. Loire
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      Saskatchewan has pretty significant high grade uranium deposits and considerable Thorium in, iirc, Cypress Hills and a northern Skatchewan. Could be either depending in the technology but I would...

      Saskatchewan has pretty significant high grade uranium deposits and considerable Thorium in, iirc, Cypress Hills and a northern Skatchewan. Could be either depending in the technology but I would bet on uranium.

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