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Daughters of the bomb: my reckoning with Hiroshima, 75 years later via The Guardian

Erika Hayasaki for Narratively On the 75th anniversary of the A-bomb, a Japanese American writer speaks to one of the last living survivors – and traces connections from Malcolm X to the fight to end nuclear war I keep a … Continue reading

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Uranium Industry’s COVID-19 Bailout Request Sparks a Disgusted Pushback via Phoenix New Times

ELIZABETH WHITMAN  […] One July morning in 1979, a dam containing tailings from United Nuclear Corporation’s uranium mill some 200 miles away broke, letting loose more than 1,000 tons of waste. Ninety-four million gallons of radioactive water gushed into the Puerco River, which … Continue reading

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TOXIC SLUDGE North Korea nuclear leak fears as satellite images show rivers turned BLACK near uranium mines via The Sun

Michael Havis and Patrick Knox NORTH Korea’s nuclear programme is feared to be leaking toxic waste which could be contaminating 400,000 people — risking cancer and horrible birth defects. Disturbing photos appear to reveal how a uranium plant in the … Continue reading

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Lambing bighorns, radiation and rocky terrain part of mine closure project via Deseret News

GREEN RIVER, Emery County — Helicopters and pack horses navigating the steep cliff faces of the San Rafael Swell were part of an ambitious effort carried out by state mining authorities to close more than 170 Cold War-era uranium mines. … Continue reading

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Japan’s Fukushima PM fuels uranium mining debate via SBS

Former Japanese PM warns traditional owners of nuclear danger Naoto Kan has just toured Australia with a simple message of renewable energy is good and nuclear is bad. The visit comes as Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott prepares to head … Continue reading

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Worker ‘not injured’ after slipping on toxic spill via abc news

The operator of the Northern Territory’s Ranger uranium mine says a worker who slipped over on a toxic spill last week was not injured. The Manufacturing Workers Union on Friday told the ABC that a man was given first aid … Continue reading

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Niger mine resumes full operation via World Nuclear News

Areva’s Somair uranium mine in Niger is now back to full operation following the terrorist attack in May that saw one worker killed and several injured. The mine was one of two targets in Niger hit simultaneously by car bombs … Continue reading

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One dead, 14 wounded in Niger uranium mine bombing: Areva via expatica.com

French nuclear group Areva said Thursday that one person was killed and 14 wounded in a car bomb attack at its uranium mine in northern Niger, without disclosing their nationalities. Areva said in a statement that the wounded were being … Continue reading

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UK Plans to Move Forward With Urenco Sale via Nuclear Power Industry News

Britain has secured permission from its other partners to sell its stake in Urenco, one of the world’s largest uranium enrichment companies. The UK currently owns a third of the company, according to Urenco’s website, with the Dutch government holding … Continue reading

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Uranium juniors attractive again post-Fukushima via Mineweb

After two years of mostly falling stock prices in the uranium sector, triggered by the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear meltdown in Japan, junior miners have become attractive acquisition targets as investors eye more bullish conditions ahead. […] “Uranium is an area of … Continue reading

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