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Yakama Nation Fights for Nuclear Waste Cleanup at Hanford Site

Chinook salmon have returned in large numbers to the Columbia River, but tribal members worry about radioactive contamination

At 78, Russell Jim is at the age when most people are slowing down. But this elder of the Yakama Nation in Washington State remains full of righteous anger about the way his people have been treated over the last 150 years.…
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by: Michelle Tolson – May 21, 2014

In Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, Increased Mining Activities Raise Pollution Fears

Rising water use by industry, deformed livestock births, exacerbate traditional pastoralists’ mistrust of the government

In April this year, two concurrent events were reported from the Dornogobi (East Gobi) province in Mongolia. AREVA, a multinational uranium mining company headquartered in France, announced that its Mongolian subsidiary, Kojegobi LLC, had located an estimated 55,000-ton uranium deposit in the…
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by: Michelle Tolson – July 1, 2013


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