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Saturday, October 19, 2019
10,400 Abandoned Uranium Mines Dot Navajo And Indian Land, Neglected But Still Perilous, Indian Tribes Being Exploited Or Forced Into Giving Up Their Land, Being WIPPED - Uranium Waste Lake Melts Steel

Thousands of old abandoned uranium mines in the US threaten the health of former workers, the public and tourists visiting the area. These same uranium mines threaten the groundwater and rivers flowing near old uranium mines. Pollution from mines affects people through dust both on and off the reservations. Many tribes are passing resolutions against any more uranium mining FOREVER, because they know all of the negative effects through direct experience. 

DECADES AFTER HIGH CANCER RATES AND BIRTH DEFECTS, EPA FINALLY BEGINS CLEANUP OF ABANDONED URANIUM MINES; WHY ISN'T THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY BEING FORCED TO PAY FOR THIS, SINCE THEY MADE THE PROFITS OFF OF THESE DEATHS, DISEASES AND BIRTH DEFECTS?


Via Troy Livingston Following Decades Of High Cancer Rates and Birth Defects, EPA Begins Cleanup Of Uranium Mines On Navajo Reservation

As usual, the nuclear industry is passing the costs, risks and health consequences over to taxpayers, while keeping the profits. Why isn't the nuclear industry paying for this cleanup, as they get to keep all of their ill gotten gains, while transferring all of the costs and risks to the taxpayer, meaning YOU. 

INDIAN TRIBES ARE BEING EXPLOITED AND/OR FORCED INTO URANIUM MINING BUSINESS, THEN THEY ARE LEFT WITH THE DISEASES, BIRTH DEFECTS AND TOXIC WASTE TO CLEAN UP AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE

The tribes have been and still are exploited for the raw materials. The companies then leave the toxic legacy that will go on for millions of years, without any accountability, help or assistance to those same tribes and villages. According to the tribes, this is the same as committing active genocide.

7th Southwest Uranium Forum

CAMERON, Ariz. — "In the summer of 2010, a Navajo cattle rancher named Larry Gordy stumbled upon an abandoned uranium mine in the middle of his grazing land and figured he had better call in the feds. Engineers from the Environmental Protection Agency arrived a few months later, Geiger counters in hand, and found radioactivity levels that buried the needles on their equipment." Read more at;




JUDGE 'PERMITS' URANIUM MINING NEAR GRAND CANYON, NO TRIBAL INPUT, NO ENVIRONMENTAL UPDATE

With friends like this, who needs enemies. But this is just standard operating procedure as far as the government, the courts and Indian tribe 'rights'

rogerthat April 15, 2015 Judge Permits Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon: No Tribal Consult, No Environmental Update; Appeal Expected
http://www.globalresearch.ca/judge-permits-uranium-mining-near-grand-canyon-no-tribal-consult-no-environmental-update-appeal-expected/5442711

STUDY OF URANIUM MINERS SHOWS THAT THEY HAVE A NEGATIVE HEALTH OUTCOME





LAKE NEXT TO URANIUM MINE MELTS STEEL, US COWS FED COPPER TO HIDE RADIATION CAUSED GRAY SPOTS



USA Cows Fed Copper To Hide Radiated Gray Spots ☠ Lake By Uranium Mine Melts Steel!
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/d1lMSpP9WYQ 14 min.

Irresponsible corporations and negligent government agencies have abandoned more than 10,000 toxic uranium mines throughout the US. These hazardous mines poison our air, land and water and harm public health. Currently no laws require cleanup of these dangerous sites. A new campaign, Clean Up The Mines!, aims for remediation of these mines through federal legislation and action, and public education.



Abandoned Uranium Mines (AUMs) 


The Environmental Protection Agency and US Geological Survey document over 10,000 abandoned uranium mines in the US, most in 15 western states on public, private, and tribal lands. Over 4,200 of these mines produced uranium that was sold to the US Atomic Energy Commission for use in nuclear weapons from the 1940s through the 1970s. 

Starting in the 1960s, much of the mining was done to provide fuel for nuclear power plants. There are several AUMs in and near the Grand Canyon, 169 of them within 40 miles of Mt. Rushmore, and eight right on the edge of Grand Teton / Yellowstone National Parks. One in seven (10 million) people in the western US lives within 50 miles of an AUM.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION TO CLEAN UP THE MINES AND ALL Future Uranium Mining Down! http://www.cleanupthemines.org/action/

The nuclear industry is a many-headed toxic beast – nuclear power and nuclear weapons are just the most visible ones. Mining, milling, processing, reprocessing, manufacturing, and transporting nuclear materials are some other heads of the beast that are less visible. All are desecrating Mother Earth and killing her peoples. It’s time to deal with the initial stage of this problem. We can begin by cleaning up the abandoned uranium mines and placing a National Environmental Security Moratorium on all uranium extraction.


Irresponsible corporations and negligent government agencies have abandoned more than 10,000 toxic uranium mines throughout the US. These hazardous mines poison our air, land and water and harm public health. Currently no laws require cleanup of these dangerous sites. A new campaign, Clean Up The Mines!, aims for remediation of these mines through federal legislation and action, and public education. Seventy-five percent of the AUMs are on federal and tribal land. 

There is no royalty paid for mining on federal lands and no environmental protection or cleanup requirements. Many of the companies who owned the land or operated the mines no longer exist, others have illegally spun off these toxic ‘assets’ into now-bankrupt companies. The result? 

Taxpayers must pay the billions or trillions of dollars to restore most of these sites. There is also no federal set of best practices or standards for cleanup. As a result, most of the EPA-directed cleanup efforts are nothing more than toxic landscaping.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION TO CLEAN UP THE MINES!

AUM hazards and contamination pathways. Physical hazards of AUMs come from unmarked, unprotected mine entrances, cliffs, falling rocks, and collapsing buildings and equipment. Wind picks up radioactive dust from rock piles and blows it for miles people breathe fine particles into their lungs, resulting in much higher levels of lung cancer near AUMs. People carry the radioactive dust, dirt, and mud around on their clothes and shoes, spreading the contamination to their homes and families.

One of the decay elements of uranium is radon gas. It seeps up through the ground in many areas around mine sites where people and animals breathe it in. Exposure to radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US. Water picks up radiation in a variety of ways – rain washes radioactive dust from the air and rocks and carries it into streams and rivers. Surface and underground water dissolve uranium from rock and dust. This is particularly true of uranium that has been exposed to oxygen, which changes it from UIV to UVI, which is more soluble in water. (This is the principle used in ‘In Situ Leaching’, similar to fracking techniques, the method most commonly used now.) The result is polluted rivers, lakes, and aquifers, with no safe available drinking water for thousands of communities.

BLM FORCIBLY TAKES LAND AND CATTLE FROM INDIAN OWNERS, GIVES IT TO MINING COMPANIES, WHO MAKE MILLIONS PER YEAR


Unlike Cliven Bundy, Mary And Carrie Dann Sisters Had Land, Cattle, But No Guns, So BLM Forcibly Took Their Land, Home And All Their Cattle
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/12/cliven-bundy-mary-and-carrie-dann.html

URANIUM MINES CAUSING GENOCIDE AMONG AMERICAN INDIANS


ISPC May 1, 2015  I was raised in the Four Corners. My Mother taught the Navajo children. Navajo's and Utes were my neighbors and playmates. (Never Indian Wrestle an Indian.) I have always been very concerned about their welfare. The main problem they are having now is Uranium Dust in the Environment from the mines. Their plight is tragic.

Uranium Mines Causing Slow Genocide

Decades of Uranium Mining

Birthplace of atomic bomb

I love the people of Carlsbad. Hearts of Gold. I have land in the Sacramento Mountains NW of Carlsbad. I haven't been there since the Radiation was Deliberately Vented from WIPP. It was already contaminated from White Sands."

bowling May 1, 2015 "I loved the southwest. I feel bad for people in El Paso. In Los Cruces I had relatives in Truth or Consequences at one time. I am sure they are fracking uranium in the 4 corners and on the navajo res. Thats what is causing the big methane concentrations in the 4 corners. They never had cystic fibrosis in the Shiprock area of New Mexico on the Navajo res till the atomic age.

That's because cystic fibrosis is a single strand genetic disease caused by radiation exposure from bomb testing, uranium mining, and nuclear waste. white mountain by the four corners has piles of nuclear waste in the open blowin all over the 4 corners. 

The apache, utes, white mountain utes, navajo, hopi are all gettin screwed real bad by that. The people in new mexico generally have a devil could care attitude about all the nuclear waste and high rad exposure that includes hispanics and anglos."

WIPP PLUTONIUM RADIATION RELEASE ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE WORSE THAN ORIGINAL ESTIMATE, NO METERS AT EXHAUST VENT OF MINE, TO TELL WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

As if uranium mine dust and nuclear facilities emissions were not enough, now WIPP is adding to the mix. 

Gov’t: Radioactive release “orders of magnitude” worse than predicted at US nuclear dump — 370 Billion Bq of Plutonium equivalent may have escaped from WIPP drum during “thermal runaway” & multiple fires — For amount to be that high, a “significant number” of breached drums is expected (VIDEO)
http://enenews.com/govt-actual-radioactive-release-nuke-dump-orders-magnitude-predicted-370-billion-bq-plutonium-equivalent-escaped-wipp-drum-significant-number-nuclear-waste-containers-expected-be-breached-amount/

WIPP Did NOT Protect Workers or Inform Public About Plutonium Dangers Immediately After Radiation Disaster; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/04/wipp-did-not-protect-workers-or-inform.html

chemfood May 1, 2015 New Mexico's WIPP – Waste Isolation Pilot Plant – Documentary – The WIPP Trail http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XXbkT8-hfE

ABORIGINE PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE BEING EXPOSED TO HIGH LEVELS OF TOXIC RADIATION, JUST TO BOIL WATER IN NUCLEAR REACTORS


Bottom line, native peoples all over the world continue to be exposed to high levels of toxic radiation such as radon, uranium and radium both by inhaling the radioactive dust and by direct exposure to exterior radiation from the exposed ore that is blowing around with the wind. 

Radon, radium as well as uranium are known to cause bone, liver, breast and lung cancer.

It has been proven that these radioactive elements cause harm as well as deaths, because Congress passed the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, which was enacted to pay for the health consequences and deaths caused by uranium mining. So far, the program has granted "$1.5 billion for 23,408 approved claims since it was enacted in 1990."

SUMMARY


For hundreds of thousands of years, indigenous peoples did not dig up the ground, especially in areas that had uranium deposits. These areas were taboo, and no one was allowed to dig there, for very good reasons. Poison ground is poisonous, and deadly to all life. Maybe greedy people don't care about sustainable practices and ways of living, but if humanity is to survive, maybe it is time to bring back some of these taboos and sacred ways of living. 


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10,400 Abandoned Uranium Mines Dot Navajo And Indian Land, Neglected But Still Perilous, Indian Tribes Being Exploited Or Forced Into Giving Up Their Land, Being WIPPED - Uranium Waste Lake Melts Steel

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