Uranium Song

Chorus:

Oh my darling, Nova Scotia,
Do you want uranium mines?
Cancer-causing radiation
Unleashed on you for all times.

No safe levels of exposure
So the latest studies tell
But our government’s invested
In the nuclear buy and sell.

At the mine they mill uranium
Grinding radioactive ore
Leaving most of the radiation — (spoken – STRONG VOICED MEMBER) 85%
In tailings ponds for ever more.

No one knows how to trap these tailings
For two hundred thousand years
And radon gas drops deadly poisons
We’d be wise to have some fears. (look fearful)

Ninety-nine percent of uranium
Goes for weapons and for power
And they both increase the danger
That we’ll kill all life on earth
(choking cough, holding throat).
Watch Marilyn for restarting song

Chorus
Oh my darling, Nova Scotia,
Do you want uranium mines?
Cancer-causing radiation
Unleashed on you for all times.

In your granite, there’s uranium
Decomposing all the time
To escape that radiation (draw back)
Best to leave it underground (Motion downwards, following ‘Director’).

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