On April 24, 2008, the Province of British Columbia announced that it will not support the exploration and development of uranium in British Columbia and is establishing a “no registration reserve” under the Mineral Tenure Act for uranium and thorium. The “no registration reserve” will ensure any future claims do not include the rights to uranium. Government also pledged to ensure that all uranium deposits will remain undeveloped.
Currently, there is no uranium mining in British Columbia, although several exploration projects will be impacted by the policy change. Development and mining of uranium in Canada is regulated by the federal government through the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
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