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Posted on Dec 11, 2015 in MASE Core Groups

Red Water Pond Road Community Association

Red Water Pond Road Community Association

Red Water Pond Road Community Association (RWPRCA) is a grassroots organization of Diné families who have experienced and lived with the impacts of uranium mining and milling in the Church Rock mining area since the 1960s. Our mission is to restore the land and water contaminated by uranium mining, improve the health of community members, and protect and preserve the natural and cultural environment in which we live. RWPRCA is a nonprofit organization recognized under Navajo Nation laws including Fundamental Laws of the Diné, Title 1, Chapter 2.

Read about RWPRC

Read about the community RWPRC Brochure Final 7-11-14

Read about 2016 Uranium Tailings Spill Commemoration July 16

Read about EPA Drinking Water Standards and RWPRC

Read Uranium Fact Sheet RWPRCA Fact Sheet FINAL_jc

Read about  Regional uranium mill cleanup EJ comparison

Listen to a KSFR radio interview about testimony before the Inter American Commission on Human Rights on the Right to Water in the US.

Read about Mongolian activists at RWPRC October 2016

Read about Russian activists joining in sheep butchering at RWPRC October 2016

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