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Navajo oppose new uranium mining

Navajo Activists Protest Uranium Mining Plans May 28, 2010 ,  warresisters . By Bruce FinleyThe Denver Post Uranium-mining leaders and fed eral regulators poised to fuel a resurgent nuclear power industry gathered in Denver on Wednesday,  ….outside the conference Wednesday, American Indian demonstrators with drums and signs demanded a halt to all new uranium mining on Navajo land, where federal regulators have permitted several projects.“Our Navajo communities rely on the groundwater for everything. These new projects could contaminate the source of drinking water for 15,000 Navajo community members,” said Nadine Padilla of the Multicultural Alliance for Safe Environments. “Our communities are still living with the legacy of contamination from past uranium mining.” Navajo Activists Protest Uranium Mining Plans « The War Resisters League Blog

May 29, 2010 - Posted by | uranium, water | , , , , , , , ,

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