Saturday, October 25, 2014

Clean Up The Mines! Campaign Update and Action!‏

 There are no existing laws requiring clean up of the more than 10,000 Abandoned Uranium Mines (AUMs) located through-out the United States. These toxic AUMs emit radiation and heavy metals poisoning our air, land and water for hundreds of thousands of years. Many of these mines have been abandoned for more than 60 years. For too long the toxic legacy has slowly poisoned our communities. It’s time to Clean Up The Mines!

Since we launched our campaign in South Dakota (272 AUMs) in April 2014, we’ve been very busy reaching out and meeting with political representatives and other organizations. We have also been conducting AUM site visits, researching clean up standards, and producing educational materials. In July we took this issue right into the offices of more than 20 members of Congress. We met and educated staff about the decades-long threat that AUMs have posed to our communities and the need for immediate action. We also held a panel discussion and film screening of the upcoming documentary short, “America’s Secret Fukushima." In November we will be in New Mexico for meetings and in Washington, D.C. for the National Summit for a Nuclear Free Future.

We need you to take action today.
We anticipate the introduction of the Uranium Exploration and Mining Accountability Act this year. By bringing this critical issue to the forefront, we believe that we can gain the political support we need to ensure success of this bill.
  1. Contact your congressional representative today!
    Use our form letter here: www.cleanupthemines.org/contact-congress
  2. Sign our online petition.
  3. Spread the word!
    Connect with us via social media at: @cleanupthemines Use the hashtag: #cleanupthemines
  4. Order CUTM! postcards and spread the word offline! www.cleanupthemines.org/info-card
  5. Donate!
    Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support our campaign.
  6. Endorse the campaign.
  7. More ways to take action here: www.cleanupthemines.org/action

Thank you,
Clean Up The Mines! Team.
www.cleanupthemines.org

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