Potential health and psychosocial impacts of uranium development in Eeyou Istchee

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 14:51 -- Iain Cook
TitlePotential health and psychosocial impacts of uranium development in Eeyou Istchee
Publication TypeCorporate
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsCree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay(CBHSSJB)
KeywordsBAPE, environmental health, mining, uranium
Abstract

This statement is presented by the Public Health Department of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) in the context of the 3rd phase of the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnment (BAPE) public hearings on Uranium. It is written to share the Public Health Department’s understanding of the impact of uranium mining on the population of Eeyou Istchee (EI) with regional authorities and provincial partners. The brief describes the Cree population’s health status and determinants, discusses issues faced by communities related to the presence of natural uranium, and presents new concerns on potential health and psychosocial impacts of uranium development in EI.

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