Sunday, December 6, 2015

Support the Call to Clean Up the Mines

Throughout the United States, but primarily in the Great Plains and the West, a silent polluter is responsible for cancers, birth defects and many diseases including kidney and autoimmune diseases. Yet, most people living in close proximity to these polluters are unaware of the danger.I am talking about 15,000 abandoned Uranium mines. Most of them are open pits that continue to emit radiation and clouds of radon gas. When it rains, radioactive and toxic heavy metals are washed into the aquifers and rivers. When it is dry, dust carrying radioactive and heavy metals blows across the land. In the heart of the US’ agricultural belt, these radioactive and heavy metals enter our food supply. Animals breathe in the toxic dust or drink contaminated water. Metals are taken up by plants that are harvested for animal feed or human consumption.

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

More: http://bullhorn.nationofchange.org/support_the_call_to_clean_up_the_mines#sthash.QozMu7z9.dpuf

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