Saskatchewan hopes to export $3bn in uranium to China

Brad Wall, premier of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, says the negotiation of a nuclear agreement between Canada and China could lead to huge exports of uranium from the prairie province to the PRC.

According to Wall the Canadian prime minister's negotiation of the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement could enable Saskatchewan to export $3 billion in uranium to China for what he refers to as the "most robust nuclear power program in the world."

Wall made the comments during an interview with Canada's CBC in Hong Kong during a group visit to China with other Canadian premiers for the purpose of boosting business ties.

Wall also extolled the benefits that expanded trade with China has brought to Saskatchewan thus far, and observed that China's security needs with respect to food and energy will serve as a major boon in future for the province's potash and uranium sectors.

Image courtesy of the Saskatchewan Premier's channel via Youtube