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Downwinders and the Radioactive West via PBS Utah

Award-winning Producer John Howe’s documentary, Downwinders and the Radioactive West presents a compelling narrative about the fallout of nuclear testing that resulted in a decades-long debate over cancer rates, the steep cost of patriotism, and the responsibility of a nation to protect … Continue reading

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Two Southwest tribes raise concerns over uranium storage via High Country News

Tribal communities in Arizona and Utah face environmental problems connected to the same radioactive resource: uranium. In White Mesa, Utah, at America’s last uranium mill, a pool of toxic waste is emitting dangerous amounts of radon to the surrounding communities, … Continue reading

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Murray City votes to withdraw from nuclear power project via The Salt Lake Tribune

By Taylor Stevens  The Murray City Council voted unanimously this week to back out of a first-of-its-kind nuclear power project that has the support of a number of Utah municipalities.  It’s the fourth Utah city to exit the small modular nuclear reactor … Continue reading

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House passes McAdams amendment to block funding for nuclear weapons testing via the Standard-Examiner

By Connor Richards The United States House of Representatives on Monday passed an amendment sponsored by Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, to block federal funding for future nuclear weapons testing. The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act would “prohibit any … Continue reading

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Utah exhibit shows nuclear testing’s downwind effects via Seattle Times

By Brady McCombs SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A collection of photos, stories and maps showing the downwind effects from nuclear testing done in Nevada in the 1950s and ’60s opened this week at a University of Utah library. The … Continue reading

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Downwinders of Utah Archive via The University of Utah

An INteractive GEospatial Archive Depicting the Story of Utah Nuclear Fallout Related to Atmospheric Testing at the Nevada Test Site Beginning in 1951, the era of nuclear weapons testing was a time of tremendous change at both national and local … 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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Utah Radiation Control Board insists depleted uranium hearings go on via The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Radiation Control Board members Tuesday pushed back against EnergySolutions’ request to delay a public review of the company’s plans to bury depleted uranium in Tooele County. Board members told company executives they want to move forward with a public … Continue reading

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Groups appeal Utah court’s ruling in favor of 3,000-MW nuclear project via SNL

Utah environmental groups are trying again to block a developer’s attempt to secure water rights for a potential 3,000-MW nuclear plant on the Green River. While Blue Castle Holdings Inc., the developer led by a former Utah state lawmaker, recently … Continue reading

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【Event】Third Annual Remembrance Day for Downwinders via Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Monday, January 27, 2014, 7:00-8:30 pm, Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E 3300 S, SLC Third Annual Day of Remembrance for Downwinders. An Interfaith Service honoring Downwinders. Janurary 27th will mark the 63rd anniversary of the first nuclear weapons test … Continue reading

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