No Nukes Protest at EPA – Indigenous Delegation Resisting Radioactive Pollution

Indigenous representatives from the Northern Great Plains & Southwest are traveling to DC for meetings and presentations to address radioactive impacts in their communities.

Radioactive pollution is an invisible national crisis with millions of people in the United States being exposed as Nuclear Radiation Victims on a daily basis. Exposure to radioactive pollution has been linked to cancer, genetic defects, and increases in mortality.

From the toxic legacy of more than 15,000 abandoned uranium mines (AUMs), extreme water contamination, surface strip coal mining and power plants burning coal-laced with uranium, radioactive waste from oil well drilling in the Bakken Oil Range, weapons testing, waste storage, extreme water contamination and renewed mining threats to sacred places, Native American nations of North America are the miners’ canaries for the United States trying to awaken the people of the world to the dangers of radioactive pollution.

All of our communities also face increased peril of radioactive pollution under the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP states that “Nuclear power is part of an ‘all the above’ energy strategy that… protects the planet for future generations.” The EPA expects “nuclear power to be a key partner in achieving the goals of the CPP.” (1)

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