Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

The Nuclear Industry and Indigenous People -theme for July 16

Mary-Kathleen-Uranium-mine-Indigenous people continue to bear the brunt of nuclear toxicity. It started with uranium mining – of course, on indigenous land in rural areas, in USA, Canada, Bulgaria, Australia, Germany , India,  and of course to provide nuclear weapons material.

Then came the nuclear bomb tests – on remote rural indigenous lands and islands

map atomic bomb tests

Indigenous peoples either stayed on their polluted lands, as uranium mining continued, or were removed from bomb tests sites, unable to return.
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Algeria bomb site

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This Radioactive pollution remains today, from uranium mining in many countries – but always on or close to indigenous lands. The nuclear bomb test sites remain too radioactive for the indigenous people to return home.

Uranium mining and milling, nuclear bomb tests and radioactive wastes ... Russia is Mayak Russiasecretive about its nuclear wastes. They used to dump it in oceans, as  did the French and others. Russia is notorious for its extremely polluted remote area at Mayak, where the rural people suffer the health legacy to this day

The “developed” world realises that something must be done with the growing amounts of radioactive trash.

Where to dump it?  That’s a “developed society” no brainer waste on indigenous
– ON INDIGENOUS LAND, of course.  There’s now a movement to export radioactive trash to remote rural areas, such as the Aboriginal lands of Australia

Next week we will look at the indigenous fight against the nuclear industry

 

July 9, 2016 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, Christina themes

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  1. Reblogged this on sideshowtog.

    Comment by Tog | July 28, 2016 | Reply


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