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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 1 comment

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.

Villagers drink, bathe and wash themselves, their clothes and their food in the tributaries of the Subarnarekha River, which a 2009 study found to be heavily contaminated with alpha radiation, with levels 192 per cent higher than safe limits set by the World Health Organization.  Ashish Birulee

Nuclear waste in India poured routinely in Subarnarekha river?

Nuclear Waste December 14, 2015 at 7:40 pm 5 comments

India’s nuclear industry pours its wastes into a river of death and disease. Scientists say nuclear workers, village residents, and children living near mines and factories are falling ill after persistent exposure to unsafe radiation.