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Dumping Fukushima’s Water into the Ocean

In this article, Robert Hunzinker writes about the current situation regarding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident which has led to the spillage of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean and also water containment issues with worrisome consequences. By Robert Hunzinker / Counterpunch. For nearly a decade the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant … Continue reading Dumping Fukushima’s Water into the Ocean

The Nuclear Question: Are We “Hostages to Modernity”?

Deep Green Resistance advocates for ending industrialization and moving to a localized, low-energy society. What about nuclear reactors? If the DGR vision were carried out and the electrical grid dismantled, wouldn’t it lead to nuclear meltdowns? By Max Wilbert These are very important questions. They deserve a detailed response. We must begin with this: no … Continue reading The Nuclear Question: Are We “Hostages to Modernity”?

Where’s the “Eco” in Ecomodernism?

Featured image: Richard Walker. A techno-green future of limitless abundance sounds great, writes Aaron Vansintjan, but it’s totally unsustainable.      by Aaron Vansintjan / Red Pepper If you hadn’t heard, despair is old hat. Rather than retreat into the woods, now is the time to think big, to propose visionary policies and platforms. So enter grand proposals like … Continue reading Where’s the “Eco” in Ecomodernism?

Energy Fuel Resources Tries to Downplay Grand Canyon Cancer Concerns

FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL APPROVES RESOLUTION OPPOSING URANIUM MINING, DESPITE COMPANY CLAIMS Featured image: Members of the Havasupai Tribe overjoyed to see the success of their resistance when the Flagstaff City Council announced their uranium hauling ban. Photo: Dustin Wero      by Garet Bleir / Intercontinental Cry As the Canyon Mine’s operations to extract uranium ore adjacent … Continue reading Energy Fuel Resources Tries to Downplay Grand Canyon Cancer Concerns

Havasupai Prayer Gathering: Indigenous Nations Unite Against Nuclear Colonialism

Featured image by Garet Bleir      by Garet Bleir / Intercontinental Cry At the Havasupai Prayer Gathering, Fydel Rising Sun, member of the Havasupai Tribe, sang of resisting uranium mining to the sound of his beating drum. It was 3 a.m., and the sacred fire crackled under the dark outline of Red Butte, a site of … Continue reading Havasupai Prayer Gathering: Indigenous Nations Unite Against Nuclear Colonialism

Unanswered Questions Loom Over Grand Canyon Mine

Featured image: Representatives from Haul No and the Havasupai Tribe march to the gates of the Canyon Mine which lay upon grounds sacred to many indigenous nations in the region. Photo: Garet Bleir      by Garet Bleir / Intercontinental Cry Any day now, Energy Fuels (EFR) will resume drilling for high-grade uranium ore at the Canyon Mine … Continue reading Unanswered Questions Loom Over Grand Canyon Mine

Desecrating Medicine, Contaminating Water, Defiling Sacred Land

Featured image: Red Butte. Located just 6 miles from the south rim of the Grand Canyon, this sacred site is in danger because of the Canyon uranium mine that operates adjacent. Photo Garet Bleir      by Garet Bleir / Intercontinental Cry More than five million people visit the Grand Canyon each year. It’s one of the … Continue reading Desecrating Medicine, Contaminating Water, Defiling Sacred Land

Half Life: America’s Last Uranium Mill

     by Intercontinental Cry In southeastern Utah, not far from many of America’s famed national parks, lies America’s last remaining uranium mill. After more than 36 years in operation, the leaders of the nearby Ute Mountain Ute Tribe’s White Mesa community worry that lax regulations and aging infrastructure are putting their water supply, and … Continue reading Half Life: America’s Last Uranium Mill

Grand Canyon Indigenous Allies in Fight Against Uranium Mining

Featured image: A humble warning at the Canyon mine. Photo: Garet Bleir       by John Ahni Schertow / Intercontinental Cry A Canadian company, Energy Fuels Inc., is about to begin mining high-grade uranium ore just 5 miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. If the project goes ahead, the Colorado River could … Continue reading Grand Canyon Indigenous Allies in Fight Against Uranium Mining

Beyond Flint, Michigan: The Navajo Water Crisis

Featured image: Figure from EPA Pacific Southwest Region 9 Addressing Uranium Contamination on the Navajo Nation By Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry Recent media coverage and spiraling public outrage over the water crisis in Flint, Michigan has completely eclipsed the ongoing environmental justice struggles of the Navajo. Even worse, the media continues to frame the situation … Continue reading Beyond Flint, Michigan: The Navajo Water Crisis