MASE Report to UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
RESPONSE TO THE PERIODIC REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THE UNITED NATIONS COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
July 1, 2014
“There are two primary issues related to uranium mining and processing upon which CERD mandates bear.
First, uranium mine and mill waste clean-up is conducted relatively quickly in predominantly non-minority communities, but waste continues to fester in minority communities causing significant health and environmental impacts.
Second, even in light of the extensive radioactive and toxic contamination in minority communities throughout the western U.S., the U.S. government and state governments continue to issue licenses and permits for new uranium mining and processing operations in impacted communities. ”
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