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People downwind of first atomic blast renew push for U.S. payout via Santa Fe New Mexican

By Susan Montoya Bryan Associated PressMar 24, 2021 Updated Mar 25, 2021 ALBUQUERQUE — In the desert northeast of Las Vegas, Nev., residents living along the Nevada-Arizona border would gather on their front porches for bomb parties or ride horses into the … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation President Nez Testifies On Radiation Exposure Compensation Act via Fronteras

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez testified before the House Judiciary Committee during a discussion of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. About three decades ago, Congress tried to address a growing concern about the health problems caused by uranium exposure during the … Continue reading

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Radiation illnesses and COVID-19 in the Navajo Nation via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

By Jayita Sarkar, Caitlin Meyer, The COVID-19 pandemic is wiping out Indigenous elders and with them the cultural identity of Indigenous communities in the United States. But on lands that sprawl across a vast area of the American West, the Navajo (or Diné) are … Continue reading

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Grand Junction keeps its grave for radioactive, Cold War dirt thanks to new coronavirus-aid package via Colorado Sun

Trump’s signature means a disposal site can remain open for another decade, averting millions of dollars in added expenses Nancy Lofholm Cold War-era Grand Junction had a widespread benefit from a uranium mill in its backyard: dirt — fine, sand-like, … Continue reading

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Opening Up The Mountain West To Uranium Production For Nuclear Energy Is The ‘Third Rail’ Of American Politics via Forbes

Ken Silverstein A fallout of the coronavirus may be more uranium mining in the West and outside of the Grand Canyon. At least that is the proposed policy of the Trump administration, which is arguing that more domestic production is … Continue reading

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Settlement reached to clean up uranium mines via The Albuquerque Journal

FARMINGTON — A settlement for more than $600 million has been reached between the United States, the Navajo Nation and two subsidiaries of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. to address the cleanup of 94 abandoned uranium mines. […] “It will allow all parties … Continue reading

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【petition】Grand Canyon: Radiation alert via Avaaz

Dear friends across the US, My people have lived for centuries in the Grand Canyon, and I hope my children’s children will get to enjoy this incredible place. But crazy plans for new radioactive uranium mines around the Grand Canyon … Continue reading

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Foreign hand trying to stall India’s atomic programme: AEC chief via The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: With serious allegations of leaky nuclear reactors and poor security levelled against India’s nuclear programme, Atomic Energy Commission chief Sekhar Basu brushes aside these charges saying this is a “well designed agenda” to “stall or delay” the country’s … Continue reading

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Why This 14-Year-Old Kid Built A Nuclear Reactor via National Geographic

In his quest to better the world,Taylor Wilson captured the interest of Homeland Security and ended up with radioactive pants. Author Tom Clynes doesn’t do optimistic. The contributing editor for Popular Science is usually attracted to stories about Ebola epidemics … Continue reading

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Radioactive city: how Johannesburg’s townships are paying for its mining past via The Guardian

Much of the waste from 600 abandoned mines around South Africa’s largest city is piled high next to residential communities – most of which are poor and black Johannesburg’s mine dumps look strangely beautiful from a distance. Lustrously yellow in … Continue reading

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