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Living with uranium March 23, 2007

Posted by Andreas in Environment, News, Nuclear Power.

Between 1956 and 1966 a uranium refining mill in Tuba City, Arizona, processed hundreds of thousands of tons of uranium ore to help fuel the United States’ nuclear effort.

Today, former workers at the plant and inhabitants of Tuba City are still living with the effects: mine tailings, cancer, birth defects, miscarriages, groundwater contamination… these are just some of the externalised costs of the nuclear industry and Tuba City is just one of many examples from around the world.

Read a series of articles from the Arizona Daily Sun about the situation in Tuba City here, here and here.

Oh and while you’re at it, here’s a really good take on the history of the atomic industry.



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