The Home that Uranium Built

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The Home that Uranium Built

Indigenous Expose Human Rights Abuses of Uranium Mining Companies

A shack made of metal drums from the local uranium mine (pictured) is where Areva’s mineworkers live in Niger. In Niger, miners build their homes of radioactive materials from the mines, just as Navajos once did.
During a three-day tour of indigenous advocates in Washington DC, hosted by Beyond Nuclear, human rights abuses were exposed, revealing that globally uranium mining targets Indigenous Peoples.
Manuel Pino of the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico talked about the genocide that has already happened to southwestern Native Americans who have suffered the vast majority of uranium mines on their land, most never cleaned up.


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