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Posted on Jan 18, 2019 in Media/Press Releases

Uranium Workers’ Day Feb 15th

Uranium Workers’ Day Feb 15th

PRESS ADVISORY January 18, 2019

Contact: Susan Gordon, Coordinator, Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment 505-577-8438    sgordon@swuraniumimpacts.or

Former uranium workers and impacted community members will travel to the Round House to raise concerns about the continuing historic uranium mining faced by many New Mexicans

*  Uranium Workers’ Day at New Mexico Legislature is Friday, February 15, 2019

The Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment will be hosting the Uranium Workers’ Day at the New Mexico State Legislature, in Santa Fe, on Friday, February 15th.  Starting at  12 pm there will be a press conference in the Rotunda with former uranium miners and people from the impacted communities.  

Speakers at the 12 pm event on February 15 include: 

Linda Evers with Post “71 Uranium Workers Committee. Ms. Evers lives in Milan and has been working for decades to gain fair compensation for uranium workers who are not covered under the current version of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.

Larry King volunteers with the Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining. He was working for United Nuclear Corporation when the largest uranium tailings spill in the US breached an earthen  dam in Churchrock in July 1979 spilling millions of gallons of acidic, radioactive tailings solution.

Anna Benally lives in the Red Water Pond Road Community on Navajo Nation. Anna and her family live between two massive uranium tailings piles that continue to contaminate her community.

Visit www.swuraniumimpacts.org for more information.

Contact Susan Gordon for interviews with uranium workers. 

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