I took a couple of things out of the CBC story ....
It suggests modern mining practices significantly minimized the risks of exposure to radon gas among mine workers.
Other than a small quibble about they most definitely have not minimized the risks
of exposure, they may have minimized the possibility of exposure,
but the risks lie more with God than capitalists.
The uranium debate has been raging in the region for more than a year, since mining company Terra Ventures Inc. began exploration for low-grade uranium near Lac Kachiwiss, some 20 kilometres north of Sept-ÃŽles.
So, knowing there was (and there still is) strong abjections to exploration for unranium they went ahead an allowed (I bet encouraged) exploration, they are now saying the protesters are going to cost the government money???? What is wrong with this picture?
It is not the protesters that may cost some money - it is their own miscalculation and callous disregard for the health and wishes of the citizens that is costing money.
As for "No one will come to Quebec for exploration."
--- if no one comes for uranium, great :D - if someone discovers a gold field or a body of copper/nickel/iron .... don't stand in the way, you will be trampled ....