Clean Up The Mines! is a campaign to clean up thousands of abandoned uranium mines throughout the US that emit radiation and heavy metals into the air, land and water.
Clean up the Mines! exists to pass legislation for:
- health and environmental studies on the effects of existing abandoned uranium mines;
- to educate the public about the effects of the mines;
- to clean up the mines and affected areas;
- and to compensate and care for people who suffer adverse health effects related to radiation exposure.
Once the legislation is passed, the next tasks will be to see that there is public oversight of the entire process, that the government fulfills its responsibilities in a transparent manner and that there is a mechanism for accountability.