Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada

September 05, 2007 15:36 ET

Statement by the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 5, 2007) -

"A recent media report focussed on my comments about the development of nuclear technology. This led to a speculative story that stated if Canada were to join GNEP (Global Nuclear Energy Partnership), it would be forced to import nuclear waste. This is not the case.

"As the world's largest uranium producer, Canada takes its non-proliferation responsibilities seriously and has an obligation to ensure nuclear power develops safely. However, as I have previously stated, no decision has yet been taken on joining GNEP."

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