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Uranium Atlas – July 16 Online

Uranium Atlas – July 16 Online

Leave Uranium In The Ground!

What:  Global Online Launch of the first Uranium Atlas (English edition )

When:  July 16, 2020 at 10.00 AM (PDT)/1.00 PM (EDT)/7.00 PM (CEST)

Who: Join special guests Makoma Lekalakala  (Earthlife Africa, South Africa), Ian Zabarte (Western Shoshone Nation, USA), Sascha Hach (Nuclear Free Future Foundation)  and Anna Rondon (New Mexico Social Justice and Equity Institute, Navajo Nation, USA). There will be additional recorded statements from Tina Cordova (Trinity Downwinders, USA) and Larry King (Navajo Nation, USA). Hosted by Linda Pentz Gunter (Beyond Nuclear, USA) and Claus Biegert (Nuclear Free Future Foundation, Germany).

Join the event: Please join us by clicking this link on the date and time noted above:

The Uranium Atlas tells the global story of uranium through maps, graphics and narratives covering every phase of the uranium fuel chain. The raw material of the Atomic Age was, or still is, mostly mined in African countries, Australia, Kazakhstan and Canada, and the consequences for the inhabitants of these mining areas have been fatal from the very beginning. The victims of global nuclear colonialism are mostly Indigenous peoples whose voices remain unheard. 

July 16 is seared in the memory of New Mexicans:  On July 16, 1945, at 5:30 in the morning, scientists from Los Alamos detonated Trinity, the first atomic bomb, in the White Sands desert. On July 16, 1979, at 5:30 in the morning, the tailings dam of the Church Rock uranium mill broke, contaminating the drinking water of the Diné (Navajo) people. 

We dedicate the launch of the Uranium Atlas to all the victims of July 16. 

Thank you for joining this exciting event. Following an introduction to the Atlas and presentations by our special guests, the event will be open to questions from the audience.

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