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Uranium Atlas 2020: A global map of uranium mines that also tells you about their environmental and social costs

Uranium Atlas 2020: A global map of uranium mines that also tells you about their environmental and social costs

Documents, Uranium Mining, Videos July 17, 2020 at 5:46 am 0 comments

Trinity Test and the 1979 Church Rock uranium mill disaster, both in New Mexico.

The Uranium Atlas looks at everywhere uranium was mined and processed, then how and where it was used, and who suffered as a result. The inescapable conclusion is that the uranium pathway has led us down a slippery slope — to nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and long-lived radioactive waste. And to global discrimination against Indigenous peoples and communities of color.

The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons: Watch Full Documentary

The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons: Watch Full Documentary

Nuclear Disarmament, Videos July 7, 2020 at 5:39 am 0 comments

This 56 minute documentary film takes the viewer through a brief history of the bomb and the anti-nuclear activism that has pushed to eliminate them ever since their invention. It moves into a consideration of the humanitarian initiative that successfully challenged the dominant security narrative and the historic steps taken since 2010 to turn the treaty from a dream into a reality. Finally, the film shows what can be done by anyone to help bring the treaty into force and to stigmatise nuclear weapons until they are finally eradicated.

Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster: The Definitive Story

Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster: The Definitive Story

Chernobyl, Nuclear Accidents, Videos July 5, 2020 at 11:40 pm 0 comments

The National Arts Club presents a conversation with Adam Higginbotham, author of “Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster.” Higginbotham’s book is the definitive story of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, an “account that reads almost like the script for a movie.” (“The Wall Street Journal”).

(Re)Placing Chernobyl: Zoom Seminar Video

(Re)Placing Chernobyl: Zoom Seminar Video

Chernobyl, Videos July 5, 2020 at 11:34 pm 0 comments

On the 14th of May, 2020, a webinar (Re)Placing Chernobyl zoomed in on the popular HBO miniseries “Chernobyl” (2019) to explore the politics of aesthetics, the power of TV mediation of scientific expertise and the wide-ranging impacts of this cultural representation of the disaster. In the context of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, questions of public trust in science and the role of scientific experts in governance have returned to the forefront. The discussion roundtable gathered prominent scholars, artists and cultural producers to unpack the complexities that emerged in process of staging the Chernobyl disaster in the twenty first century.