Indigenous Delegation Brings Radioactive Pollution Struggle to Washington, DC


The fight against, “The Invisible Killer: Radioactive Pollution in Unsuspected Places,” will be taken to DC January 25-28, 2016.

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Indigenous representatives from the Northern Great Plains & Southwest are traveling to DC for meetings and presentations to address radioactive impacts in their communities.

Radioactive pollution is an invisible national crisis with millions of people in the United States being exposed as Nuclear Radiation Victims on a daily basis. Exposure to radioactive pollution has been linked to cancer, genetic defects, and increases in mortality.

From the toxic legacy of more than 15,000 abandoned uranium mines (AUMs), extreme water contamination, surface strip coal mining and power plants burning coal-laced with uranium, radioactive waste from oil well drilling in the Bakken Oil Range, weapons testing, waste storage, extreme water contamination and renewed mining threats to sacred places, Native American nations of North America are the miners’ canaries for the United States trying to awaken the people of the world to the dangers of radioactive pollution.

All of our communities also face increased peril of radioactive pollution under the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP states that “Nuclear power is part of an ‘all the above’ energy strategy that… protects the planet for future generations.” The EPA expects “nuclear power to be a key partner in achieving the goals of the CPP.” (1)

Please click here to support our crowdfunding campaign: www.cleanupthemines.org/crowdfund/

Events:
All events are free, donations welcome

MondayJan. 25, 2016FB-event-header-CUTM-DC
Panel Discussion (Cancelled do to weather – we may resched. for Fri.)
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Georgetown University
White-Gravenor building Rm 211
Facebook Event LInk

TuesdayJan. 26, 2016
Protest at the EPA Building RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY!

Enviro & Social Justice Organization
Meet & Greet
6:00 – 9:00 pm
La Casa Building
3166 Mount Pleasant St. NW
Washington DC

WednesdayJan. 27, 2016
Dinner & Presentation – Frybread Not Nukes! Navajo Taco Dinner
with Physicians for Social Responsibility,
DC Metro Chapter
New Location: La Casa Building 3166 Mount Pleasant St NW Washington, DC
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Free Presentation, $5-$15 sliding scale for Navajo Tacos!

Facebook Event Link

Thursday Jan. 28
EPA Protest
12:30 pm
1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Facebook Event Link

Panel Discussion
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Nipponzan Myohoji Temple
4900 – 16th St. NW
Washington, DC

More info: cleanupthemines@gmail.com

The Delegations:
 
Northern Great Plains
Charmaine White Face (Oceti Sakowin), Defenders of the Black Hills
Harold One Feather (Oceti Sakowin), Defenders of the Black Hills
JD Buckley (Oceti Sakowin), Defenders of the Black Hills
 
Southwest
Tommy Rock (Diné), Diné No Nukes
Leona Morgan (Diné), Diné No Nukes
Petuuche Gilbert (Acoma), Laguna and Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment & MultiCultural Alliance for a Safe Environment
Klee Benally (Diné), Clean Up The Mines
 
Take Action:
– Write letters to Congressional representatives.
– Join our social media storm Jan 25-28 with #NukeIsNotClean & #MinersCanary
For more ways to take action:
 
  1. FACT SHEET: Clean Power Plan – Opportunities for Nuclear Power, http://www.epa.gov/cleanpowerplan/fact-sheet-clean-power-plan-opportunities-nuclear-power

6 comments on “Indigenous Delegation Brings Radioactive Pollution Struggle to Washington, DC

  1. […] Klee Benally (Diné), Clean Up The Mines! Indigenous Action Media Pour plus d’informations: www.cl... chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=3178
  2. January 31, 2016 Luanne Somers

    Let me know how I can help. I don’t have much, but would like to send a private donation to assist you with your travel and meetings. I can encourage friends to help, too. You are in my prayers. Thank you for what you are doing.

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