Uranium mining and Communities

Written by Tuesday, 12 January 2016 19:52

Following the start of uranium mining after World War II, progress toward addressing the hazards it created for workers and nearby communities was slow, taking many decades.

This essay asks why it took so long and suggests several factors that might have contributed.

Why Has It Taken So Long to Address the Problems Created by Uranium Mining in the Navajo Nation?

By Doug Brugge, in New Solutions.

Article available on Sage Publishing. (link opens in a new window)

On Earth Day 22 April 2015, international delegates from five continents signed the Declaration of the World Uranium Symposium, calling on all nations to put an end to the mining and use of uranium, the first link in the nuclear fuel chain for both civilian and military uses.