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Advocates demand halt to uranium mine near the Grand Canyon via Salon

By Matthew Rozsa he Grand Canyon truly lives up to its name, being the largest canyon on Earth and one of the most popular national parks in America. But due to uranium mining in the area, some advocates are warning … Continue reading

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The poisoned environmental legacy of the ‘Nuclear Park’ via Culturico

By Linda Pentz Gunter […] France is heavily reliant on nuclear energy. Its 56 commercial reactors dot almost every corner of the country, providing 70% of all electricity consumed. France also possesses a nuclear weapons arsenal, fueled by the nuclear … Continue reading

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The nation’s last uranium mill plans to import Estonia’s radioactive waste via High Country News

By Jessica Douglas […] “A lot of people don’t understand what we go through here in our community,” Badback said. “We want the mill to close. We want them to clean it up.” Badback sounds frustrated and fatigued; at 48, … Continue reading

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‘Ignored for 70 Years’: Human Rights Group to Investigate Uranium Contamination on Navajo Nation via Reader Supported News (Guardian)

Rita Capitan has been worrying about her water since 1994. It was that autumn she read a local newspaper article about another uranium mine, the Crownpoint Uranium Project, getting under way near her home. Capitan has spent her entire life … Continue reading

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Radiation Exposure Compensation Act – RECA – SPECIAL: Time Running Out for Downwinders of Trinity, Nuke Tests, Uranium Miners – NH #526 via Nuclear Hotseat

Listen Here: Audio Player00:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Podcast: Download This Week’s SPECIAL Featured Interviews: Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) was enacted by Congress in 1990 to provide one-time benefits to persons who have likely developed cancer or … Continue reading

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The story of Rum Jungle: a Cold War-era uranium mine that’s spewed acid into the environment for decades via The Conversation

Buried in last week’s budget was money for rehabilitating the Rum Jungle uranium mine near Darwin. The exact sum was not disclosed. […] The government’s second rehabilitation attempt is significant, as it recognises mine rehabilitation isn’t always successful, even if it appears … Continue reading

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Orkney’s uranium reprieve via Beyond Nuclear International

Maxwell Davies’ music memorializes an important victory By Linda Pentz Gunter On a midsummer day on Saturday, June 21, 1980, in a Victorian Hotel on the Orkney Islands, resident composer Peter Maxwell Davies and actress Eleanor Bron performed the composer’s … Continue reading

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Opposition Wins Elections In Greenland, Casting Doubt On Future Of Rare-Earth Mine via NPR (Portside)

Voters in Greenland have given an opposition party its first-ever chance to form a government after a campaign that sought to define the limits of development on the Arctic island. […] At the center of Tuesday’s election was the fate … Continue reading

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With First Native Interior Secretary, Deb Haaland, Hope Grows U.S. Will Confront Toxic Uranium Legacy via Democracy Now!

Deb Haaland, a tribal citizen of the Laguna Pueblo, is being sworn in as secretary of the interior and will be the first Native American ever to serve in a U.S. presidential cabinet. Just four Republicans joined Democrats in voting … Continue reading

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Deb Abrahamson, environmental activist on Spokane Reservation, dies at 66 via KREM2

Author: Morgan Trau (KREM) The Spokane Tribe blames mining pollution and uranium contamination for the cancer that ultimately took Abrahamson’s life. SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash — A life of service was cut short on New Year’s Day. Longtime activist on the Spokane … Continue reading

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