Tag Archives: Uranium

The Biggest Radioactive Spill in US History via Vox

How the US poisoned Navajo Nation. As World War Two was ending, the growing nuclear arms race put the US in need of uranium. It turned to Navajo Nation, where the uranium mining industry thrived for four decades — but … Continue reading

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Uranium Atlas 2020 via Nuclear Free Future Foundation, Rosa-Luxemburg-Siftung, Beyond Nuclear, and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

The Uranium Atlas is free to download or to post to your website. View or download here. The Uranium Atlas tells the global story of uranium through maps, graphics and narratives covering every phase of the uranium fuel chain. The raw … Continue reading

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Watchdog files appeal over planned nuclear storage complex via KOB4

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A proposed multibillion-dollar complex in southern New Mexico that would store spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the U.S. is facing another legal challenge as opponents have filed an appeal in federal court. They … Continue reading

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Anti–nuclear resistance in Russia: problems, protests, reprisals via Russian Social Ecological Union/Friends of the Earth Russia

Table of Contents: Introduction Nuclear energy: failures and lies Expired reactors Decommissioning problems Uranium mining protest Rosatom Importing uranium waste The Mayak plant: Rosatom’s dirty face Struggle against nuclear repository Rosatom’s ‘death plants’ A road through a radioactive graveyard Conclusion: … Continue reading

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New form of uranium found that could affect nuclear waste disposal plans via The Guardian

by Anna Demming Research shows underground storage can create new form of element which could affect groundwater […] Many governments are planning to dispose of radioactive waste by burying it deep underground. However, new research has found that in such storage … Continue reading

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First the U.S. invaded Iraq — then left it poisoned via Beyond Nuclear International

Scientist: Bombs, bullets and military hardware abandoned by U.S. forces have left Iraq “toxic for millennia” By David Masciotra The political and moral culture of the United States allows for bipartisan cooperation to destroy an entire country, killing hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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Labour’s ‘nuclear is renewable’ claim is an insult to dead uranium miners via David Toke’s Green Energy Blog

[…] In a ‘boiler room’ coup Labour seems to be secretly plotting to re-launch the new nuclear build programme by renaming nuclear power as ‘renewable’. Their ‘expert report’ argues that the current level of nuclear generation needs to be maintained, … Continue reading

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US official: Research finds uranium in Navajo women, babies via AP

By MARY HUDETZ ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in their systems, decades after mining … Continue reading

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Uranium Giant Cameco Can’t Catch a Break via The Wall Street Journal

Jitters over a nuclear accident in Russia are the latest in a cascade of negative sentiment By Spencer Jakab Monday wasn’t a good day to be in the nuclear fuel business, but then the past eight years hardly have been a … Continue reading

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Church Rock, America’s Forgotten Nuclear Disaster, Is Still Poisoning Navajo Lands 40 Years Later via Vice

Residents say they’ve been ignored even as the struggle with contaminated water and worry about having children. By Samuel Gilbert; photos by Ramsay de Give Early in the summer of 1979, Larry King, an underground surveyor at the United Nuclear Corporation’s Church … Continue reading

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