Saturday, January 30, 2016

15,000 Abandoned Uranium Mines Protested At DC EPA Headquarters

Tommy Rock, a member of DinĂ© No Nukes and graduate student from the state of Arizona stated that the water crisis in Flint, Michigan was extremely similar to a crisis near the Navajo Nation in Sanders, AZ. "The regulatory agencies are responding by sending the Army National Guard to provide bottle water for the community of Flint. However, the small community of Sanders which is also predominantly an Indigenous community that is off the reservation are not receiving the same response from the state regulatory agency or the state legislatures and the media,” stated Rock who worked on a recent study that uncovered levels of uranium in the drinking water system of residents and an elementary school in Sanders that violated the drinking water standard for uranium. Rock continues, “The same can be said about two Lakota reservations. They are Pine Ridge and Rock Creek, Standing Rock Reservation that have not received any assistance from regulatory agencies.

More:  http://www.cleanupthemines.org/press-release-we-are-the-miners-canary-indigenous-organizations-call-for-clean-up-of-homegrown-radioactive-pollution-crisis/


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