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theenergynet on 2010-06-28"Some people in one Labrador community that could benefit from uranium mining are calling on the Inuit Nunatsiavut government of northern Labrador to end its three-year ban on uranium mining now.
They say that since the ban was narrowly approved in 2008 the community has gone from boom town to ghost town.
At the peak of exploration, the drone of helicopters and float planes continued from dawn to dusk.
"All we can hear now is the wind and the songbirds," said Glen Sheppard, a member of the Nunatsiavut Assembly representing Postville. "If it weren't for the number of homes around, you'd think you're at your [summer] cabin."
Sheppard said that since the moratorium almost half the town's residents have become unemployed and that 75 per cent of the people in the community want the moratorium lifted early."