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The true impact of uranium mining
 
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Environmental impact of brown coal and uranium mining in East Germany (Documentary, 1991)
 
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In the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union the world became aware of the devastating impact on the environment and on the health of the people by brown coal and uranium mining in the former East Germany and Czechoslovakia. SAG/SDAG Wismut was a uranium mining company in East Germany during the time of the cold war. It produced a total of 230,400 tonnes of uranium between 1947 and 1990 and made East Germany the fourth largest producer of uranium ore in the world at the time. It was the largest single producer of uranium ore in the entire sphere of control of the USSR. In 1991 after German reunification it was transformed into the Wismut GmbH company, owned by the Federal Republic of Germany, which is now responsible for the restoration and environmental cleanup of the former mining and milling areas. The head office of SDAG Wismut / Wismut GmbH is in Chemnitz-Siegmar. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wismut_(mining_company) Original title: Black Triangle A film by Ron Orders © 1991, Licensed by Cinecontact Subscribe to wocomoHISTORY: https://goo.gl/oXDoxY Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wocomo
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Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Experimental Uranium Mining in Meghalaya!
 
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The full scale mining of uranium in my native land should be blocked and stopped at all cost.
Views: 1683 Bremley Lyngdoh
Supervising Scientist Protecting the Environment
 
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An educational presentation prepared in Kunwinjku for Traditional Owners and Aboriginal communities in the Alligator Rivers Region about the ways in which Supervising Scientist works to protect the environment from the potential impacts of uranium mining.
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The Nuclear Grave of India - Jadugoda
 
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My 2nd stop during the 900 km solo cycling expedition through Jharkhand was Jadugoda, the nuclear capital of Jharkhand. Since 1967, Uranium Corporation of India Limited has been mining and processing Uranium here. The radiation exposure resulting from utter disregard for health and safety compliances has resulted in a living nightmare for the locals. Cancer, birth defects, miscarriages and sterility are commonplace. Here is what i saw while interacting with the villagers near Jadugoda mines. Music: Balmorhea - Remembrance
Views: 120969 Karma Traveler
World's Oldest Culture Under Threat From Uranium Mining
 
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Jabiluka: The Aboriginal Swindle (1997) Stunning footage of a threatened land reinforces the sadness felt for what could be lost if the Jabiluka mine project destroys a World heritage site. Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures The lure of Uranium has proved irresistible to successive Australian governments and Australia's Environment Minister has dismissed the Mirrar people's objections to the Jabiluka mine. This lucrative project could sever the Mirrar people’s spiritual links with the earth and the sights of sacred significance throughout the valley. "I was born in the bush" Yvonne Margarula tells us, "sleeping on the ground with the fire". Twice Academy Award nominated director, David Bradbury, explores the effects of this cultural devastation on the lives of a people and a land inextricably joined. For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/514/jabiluka-the-aboriginal-swindle For similar stories, see: Are Australian Laws Biased Against Aborigines? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grXVww-lj6Y Counting the Cost of Australia's Coal Rush https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Veuv22-zk The Mining Concession That Set Off An Indonesian Rebel Movement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-0Log-170o Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Frontline Films - Ref. 0514
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"A Slow Genocide of the People": Uranium Mining Leaves Toxic Nuclear Legacy on Indigenous Land
 
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http://www.democracynow.org - The iconic Grand Canyon is the site of a battle over toxic uranium mining. Last year, a company called Energy Fuels Resources was given federal approval to reopen a mine six miles from the Grand Canyon's popular South Rim entrance. A coalition of Native and environmental groups have protested the decision, saying uranium mining could strain scarce water sources and pose serious health effects. Diné (Navajo) tribal lands are littered with abandoned uranium mines. From 1944 to 1986, 3.9 million tons of uranium ore were chiseled and blasted from the mountains and plains of the region. More than 1,000 mines have closed, but the mining companies never properly disposed of their radioactive waste piles, leading to a spike in cancer rates and other health ailments. Broadcasting from Flagstaff, Arizona, we speak with Taylor McKinnon, director of energy with Grand Canyon Trust, and Klee Benally, a Diné (Navajo) activist and musician. "It's really a slow genocide of the people, not just indigenous people of this region, but it's estimated that there are over 10 million people who are residing within 50 miles of abandoned uranium mines," Benally says. Benally also describes the struggle to preserve the San Francisco Peaks, an area considered sacred by 13 Native tribes, where the Snowbowl ski resort is using treated sewage water to make snow. Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,200+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9am ET at http://www.democracynow.org. Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://owl.li/ruJ5Q. FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Listen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr.com Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/democracynow/
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Virginia Uranium Mining Pits Economic Gains Against Environmental Risks
 
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One of the largest uranium-ore deposits in the world, valued at about $7 billion, is located in an economically depressed, rural area of the southern U.S. state of Virginia. Regional activists have so far been able to block the company's efforts, though, to lift a ban on uranium mining in Virginia. VOA's Brian Padden has more.
Views: 1072 VOA News
Uranium Mining Impacts Pt. 1 of 3
 
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The International Forum on Globalization's Claire Greensfelder chairs a panel of indigenous and minority activists from around the world detailing the catastrophic impacts of uranium mining and the nuclear fuel cycle on their various cultures, people and ecosystems. From the American Southwest to Alaska; from Niger to Kazakhstan; from uranium mines in Australia and India to reprocessing plants in France, Japan and the State of Georgia, indigenous and minority communities testify to horrendous health and environmental devastation that shows the current industry push for a 'nuclear renaissance' to be nothing less than genocidal. For more info: www.dont-nuke-the-climate.org www.IFG.org www.DineCARE.org www.SortirDuNucleaire.fr
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Exploring an Abandoned Uranium Mine - AZ
 
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Gabon:The impact of Areva's uranium mining
 
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Report - Gabon:The impact of Areva's uranium mining For 40 years Comuf, a subsidiary of French nuclear giant Areva, mined uranium in the town of Mounana, in southern Gabon. The operation has had serious consequences for the health of the workers and locals. Many former miners, both Gabonese and French, have died of lung cancer. Under pressure from NGOs, Areva opened a medical clinic last October. But the staff here don't all have the training or resources to properly diagnose diseases linked to uranium mining.
Views: 4362 FRANCE 24 English
Uranium mining could impact local water
 
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Uranium mining could impact local water
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Energy Futures Series Seminar 1: Uranium Mining - Loren Setlow, EPA (Retired)
 
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The Global Green USA Security and Sustainability Program launched a Seminar Series titled "Energy Futures: Nuclear Power, Global Warming, and Nonproliferation." The first seminar of the series focused on the environmental impacts of uranium mining. Loren Setlow, is a retired Program Lead at the Environmental Protection Agency and discussed the government's role in uranium mining regulation.
Views: 146 Global Green USA
Medical Effects of Uranium Mining on Population & Native Peoples (Dr. Caldicott & Prof. Brugge)
 
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http://ifyoulovethisplanet.org/?p=5785 Dr. Helen Caldicott's websites: http://ifyoulovethisplanet.org http://nuclearfreeplanet.org/ http://www.helencaldicott.com/ "Prof. Doug Brugge on the medical effects of uranium mining and how mining particularly harms Native peoples" This week's guest is Doug Brugge, a professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the author of The Navajo People and Uranium Mining and the associate editor of the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. His research includes studies of asthma; the impact of culture and language on health communication; the impact of environmental tobacco smoke; traffic pollution and cardiovascular disease; and the impact of uranium mining and processing on Native Americans. Prof. Brugge and Dr. Caldicott cover how they both started their antinuclear activism with Native peoples in the U.S. and Australia, respectively. Topics discussed in this episode include the health effects of radon, how uranium mining induces lung cancer, the cover-up of the harm caused to Native American uranium miners and their communities, the enlargement of uranium mining operations in Australia and elsewhere, and how Native peoples in many places, from India to Canada to North America and Australia, find themselves in harm's way when their land is found to contain mineable uranium. Relevant to this interview are the articles Australia's aboriginal communities clamour against uranium mining, http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/09/austrailia-aboriginal-uranium-mining Aborigines to block uranium mining after Japan disaster http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/aborigines-to-block-uranium-mining-after-japan-disaster-2267467.html and Uranium Contamination Haunts Navajo Country http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/27/us/27navajo.html?_r=1 FAIR USE NOTICE: Any copyrighted (©) material is made available to advance understanding of ecological, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, which constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. See also: Nuclear Regulatory Commission daily reports (what's happening at nuclear plants near you): http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2012/ Union of Concerned Scientists (watchdog over NRC): http://www.ucsusa.org/nuclear_power/ Articles compiled by Dr. Helen Caldicott: Fukushima Nuclear Plant at High Risk for Major Earthquake http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/14-2 Fears Growing as Fukushima Reactor Temperature Rising http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/12-0 Temperature Soars Mysteriously Inside Fukushima Nuclear Reactor http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/06-0 Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War: The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28870 French Scientists: Childhood Leukemia Spikes Near Nuclear Reactors https://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/01/26-2 Japanese Govt Kept Secret Worst-Case Scenario Post-Fukushima https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/01/22-4 Cesium from Fukushima plant fell all over Japan http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201111260001 Fukushima cesium 'equals 168 Hiroshimas' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110825/fuk... After Fukushima: Enough Is Enough by Helen Caldicott http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/opinion/magazine-global-agenda-enough-is-en... Women Fight to Save Fukushima's Children http://www.truth-out.org/women-fight-save-fukushimas-children/1320681047 Japan must say no to nuclear! http://www.newint.org/features/web-exclusive/2011/12/20/japan-must-say-no-to-... Nuclear News and Updates: http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2011/04/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-japan-nuclear.html http://enenews.com/ http://fukushima-diary.com/ http://fukushimaupdate.com/ http://nukefree.org/ http://www.llrc.org/ http://enformable.com/ http://radioactive.eu.com/ http://masterofmanythings.com/radiation_updates.html http://www.scoop.it/t/nuclear-news-what-the-physics http://blog.safecast.org/ http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/UCBAirSampling http://www.enviroreporter.com/ http://fukushimaemergencywhatcanwedo.blogspot.com/2011/09/nuclear-expert-says... http://enformable.com/2011/09/nuclear-experts-say-fukushima-is-turning-out-to... http://www.nuclearhealth.org/ http://japanfocus.org/-Say_Peace-Project/3549 http://changeagents2011.wordpress.com/ http://robertsingleton.wordpress.com/ http://www.nirs.org/reactorwatch/accidents/Fukushimafactsheet.pdf http://capitoilette.com/2011/12/30/the-party-line-december-30-2011-the-party-...
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Uranium Mining in US and Canada in the 1970s
 
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Physically removing the rock ore generally involves either open-pit mining or underground mining. Milling is the process that removes uranium from the ore, which is mostly obtained in open-pit and underground mines. Once at the mill, the ore is crushed and ground up, and treated with chemical solutions to dissolve the uranium, which is then recovered from the solution. Tailings are the wastes from the millings processes and are stored in mill tailings impoundments, a specially designed waste disposal facility. Since 1979, when uranium mine workers began being diagnosed with lung diseases, such as cancer, regulators have gradually tightened controls and mandated improved uranium mining practices. Recently, officials also have become concerned with the broader impacts of uranium mining on public health and the environment. Workers are directly exposed to the radiation hazards of uranium mines. Uranium mining also releases radon from the ground into the atmosphere. Mines and mining waste can release radionuclides, including radon, and other pollutants to streams, springs, and other bodies of water. Federal and state agencies have established pollutant discharge limits and drinking water standards, and continue to monitor these sites for public safety. Uranium mine waste from operations that closed before the mid-1970s are of particular concern. In many cases, these mines remain unclaimed and the waste is still piled near the mine. Weathering can lead to radioactive dust that is blown by the wind and the seepage of contaminants into the surface and groundwater. There are also cases of unclaimed uranium mine waste being used for house construction, which creates significant radon and radiation hazard for inhabitants. For more information on the hazards of uranium, go to USEPA website http://www.epa.gov/radtown/basic.html . This is clipped from the late 1970's BBC Production, Energy From The Crust, showing uranium mining activities and equipment and including footage from the following uranium mines: Schwartzwalder Mine, Near Boulder, Colorado King Solomon Mine near Uravan, Colorado and the Key Lake Mine in Saskatchewan, Canada. The entire film is available at the Internet Archive.
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Energy Futures Series Seminar 1: Uranium Mining - Caitlin Doughty .m4v
 
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The Global Green USA Security and Sustainability Program launched a Seminar Series titled "Energy Futures: Nuclear Power, Global Warming, and Nonproliferation." The first seminar of the series focused on the environmental impacts of uranium mining. Caitlin Doughty is a research intern at Global Green who discusses international uranium mining.
Views: 113 Global Green USA
Uranium Mining
 
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The health and environmental damage caused by uranium mining, narrated by Dr. Alex Rosen of IPPNW Germany.
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Jadugoda of Jharkhand: Side Effects of Dreams of becoming Nuclear Power (BBC Hindi)
 
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क्या झारखंड में यूरेनियम माइनिंग से आस-पास के इलाकों में रेडिएशन फैला? क्या ये भारत के न्यूक्लियर पावर के ख़िलाफ़ एक प्रोपेगैंडा है? बीबीसी हिंदी की ग्राउंड रिपोर्ट. वीडियो: सर्वप्रिया सांगवान/देबलिन रॉय तस्वीरें: शुभ्रजीत सेन
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Energy Futures Series Seminar 1: Uranium Mining - Marina Voronova-Abrams, Global Green USA.m4v
 
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The Global Green USA Security and Sustainability Program launched a Seminar Series titled "Energy Futures: Nuclear Power, Global Warming, and Nonproliferation." The first seminar of the series focused on the environmental impacts of uranium mining. Marina Voronova-Abrams is a Program Associate with Global Green USA and discussed uranium mining in Central Asia.
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Jharkhand Forum - Jadugoda Uranium Mine - 4 | Website: jadugoda.jharkhand.org.in
 
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Jharkhand Forum - Jadugoda Uranium Mine - 4 | Website: jadugoda.jharkhand.org.in
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Left in the Dust - uranium mining in Niger
 
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Uranium mining by French nuclear company AREVA poses a serious threat to the environment and people of northern Niger in West Africa
Energy Futures Series Seminar 1  Uranium Mining   Loren Setlow, EPA Retired
 
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The Global Green USA Security and Sustainability Program launched a Seminar Series titled "Energy Futures: Nuclear Power, Global Warming, and Nonproliferation." The first seminar of the series focused on the environmental impacts of uranium mining. Loren Setlow, is a retired Program Lead at the Environmental Protection Agency and discussed the government's role in uranium mining regulation.
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Energy Futures Series Seminar 1: Uranium Mining - Geoffrey Fettus, Natural Resources Defense Council
 
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The Global Green USA Security and Sustainability Program launched a Seminar Series titled "Energy Futures: Nuclear Power, Global Warming, and Nonproliferation." The first seminar of the series focused on the environmental impacts of uranium mining. Geoffrey Fettus, is the Senior Project Attorney for the Nuclear Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council and discussed the legal complexities surrounding uranium mining laws.
Views: 294 Global Green USA
Namibian mining sparks environmental concerns
 
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Tourist operators are worried that a surge in uranium mining in the south-west African nation could cause environmental destruction and the loss of their livelihoods.
WUS2015 Uranium mining and health issues in the USA
 
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DOUG BRUGGE (USA) Professor, Tufts University Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Co-editor of “The Navajo People and Uranium Mining” LEONA MORGAN (USA) Leona Morgan, Dene No Nukes, former coordinator Eastern Navajo Dine Against Uranium Mining THE SYMPOSIUM The World Uranium Symposium addressed issues arising from the nuclear fuel chain, from mining uranium to its end-uses and byproducts for civilian or military purposes. Both scientific and community-based, the Symposium was organized around the following themes: health, environment, economy, ethics, governance, human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples. Open to the public, the symposium had hosted more than 300 people per day from 14 to 16 April 2015, and had included local, national and international representatives from the sectors of health, research, industry, education, civil society, policy makers and indigenous communities. local, national and/or international media were present. All presentations of the symposium will be posted in electronic formats (text and / or videos) after the Symposium, in French and / or English. • April 14 (Day 1): Uranium mines and the nuclear life cycle : health and environmental issues • April 15 (Day 2): Civil and military nuclear : ethics, economics and political issues • April 16 (Day 3): Human rights, indigenous peoples' rights and governance issues ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED The Symposium is jointly organized by Physicians for Global Survival (1985 Nobel Peace Prize), the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Nature Québec, the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility and the Coalition pour que le Québec ait meilleure mine. It also receives support from the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Swiss chapter), the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute, the Cree Nation of Mistissini, MiningWatch Canada, and a number of other local, national and international partners. CONTEXT The Symposium is occurring at a time when many organizations and governments question the future of nuclear power, currently providing about 11% of the world’s electricity. The year 2015 also marks the seventieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the corresponding United Nations negotiations of the Non Proliferation Treaty for the prevention and the abolition of nuclear arms. It will also see the tabling on a new UN treaty on climate change. Canada is one of the largest producers and exporters of uranium worldwide, yet its nuclear energy output is in relative decline. Only two provinces still operate nuclear reactors: Ontario and New Brunswick. While uranium has been primarily mined from Saskatchewan, the provinces of British Columbia and Nova Scotia have officially banned uranium mining. Quebec recently shut down its sole nuclear reactor and has tasked the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) with conducting an investigation on issues related to uranium mining. It is expected to release its report by May 20 2015. The Symposium aims to tackle these different issues and to provide recommendations to decision makers to better ensure protection for the human health, global security and a safe environment
Views: 166 Uranium2015
Greenpeace: Left in the Dust - Uranium Mining
 
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Uranium mining by French nuclear company AREVA poses a serious threat to the environment and people of northern Niger in West Africa.
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The Legacy of Uranium Mine Waste in Elliot Lake (1of3)
 
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place - what to do with Uranium mine waste? (released in Sept 1994) Part 1 of 3 This documentary examines the environmental impact of the Uranium mine operations in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada
Views: 4453 Arthur YUL
Water Quality and Uranium Mining
 
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Paul Robinson discusses the potential impacts to water quality from uranium mining.
Views: 480 VCNVAORG
The Legacy of Uranium Mine Waste in Elliot Lake (3of3)
 
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place - what to do with Uranium mine waste? (released in Sept 1994) Part 3 of 3 This documentary examines the environmental impact of the Uranium mine operations in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada
Views: 1337 Arthur YUL
Energy Futures Series Seminar 1  Uranium Mining   Caitlin Doughty  m4v
 
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The Global Green USA Security and Sustainability Program launched a Seminar Series titled "Energy Futures: Nuclear Power, Global Warming, and Nonproliferation." The first seminar of the series focused on the environmental impacts of uranium mining. Caitlin Doughty is a research intern at Global Green who discusses international uranium mining.
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Energy Futures Series Seminar 1  Uranium Mining   Geoffrey Fettus, Natural Resources Defense Council
 
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The Global Green USA Security and Sustainability Program launched a Seminar Series titled "Energy Futures: Nuclear Power, Global Warming, and Nonproliferation." The first seminar of the series focused on the environmental impacts of uranium mining. Geoffrey Fettus, is the Senior Project Attorney for the Nuclear Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council and discussed the legal complexities surrounding uranium mining laws.
Views: 2 Global Green
WUS2015 Community & uranium mining issues in Africa
 
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PEER DE RIJK (NETHERLANDS) International executive director, World Information Service on Energy (WISE) BRUNO CHAREYRON (FRANCE) Nuclear physic engineer, director of the CRIIRAD laboratory MAMADOU DIALLO (MALI) Member of the Association of Citizens and Friends of Faléa Commune (ARACF) DAVID BAYANG (CAMEROON ) Deputy National Coordinator, National Service for Justice and Peace THE SYMPOSIUM The World Uranium Symposium addressed issues arising from the nuclear fuel chain, from mining uranium to its end-uses and byproducts for civilian or military purposes. Both scientific and community-based, the Symposium was organized around the following themes: health, environment, economy, ethics, governance, human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples. Open to the public, the symposium had hosted more than 300 people per day from 14 to 16 April 2015, and had included local, national and international representatives from the sectors of health, research, industry, education, civil society, policy makers and indigenous communities. local, national and/or international media were present. All presentations of the symposium will be posted in electronic formats (text and / or videos) after the Symposium, in French and / or English. • April 14 (Day 1): Uranium mines and the nuclear life cycle : health and environmental issues • April 15 (Day 2): Civil and military nuclear : ethics, economics and political issues • April 16 (Day 3): Human rights, indigenous peoples' rights and governance issues ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED The Symposium is jointly organized by Physicians for Global Survival (1985 Nobel Peace Prize), the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Nature Québec, the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility and the Coalition pour que le Québec ait meilleure mine. It also receives support from the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Swiss chapter), the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute, the Cree Nation of Mistissini, MiningWatch Canada, and a number of other local, national and international partners. CONTEXT The Symposium is occurring at a time when many organizations and governments question the future of nuclear power, currently providing about 11% of the world’s electricity. The year 2015 also marks the seventieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the corresponding United Nations negotiations of the Non Proliferation Treaty for the prevention and the abolition of nuclear arms. It will also see the tabling on a new UN treaty on climate change. Canada is one of the largest producers and exporters of uranium worldwide, yet its nuclear energy output is in relative decline. Only two provinces still operate nuclear reactors: Ontario and New Brunswick. While uranium has been primarily mined from Saskatchewan, the provinces of British Columbia and Nova Scotia have officially banned uranium mining. Quebec recently shut down its sole nuclear reactor and has tasked the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) with conducting an investigation on issues related to uranium mining. It is expected to release its report by May 20 2015. The Symposium aims to tackle these different issues and to provide recommendations to decision makers to better ensure protection for the human health, global security and a safe environment
Views: 168 Uranium2015
We Are The Land, Uranium Mining in the Black Hills  **Trailer**
 
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We Are The Land, Uranium Mining in the Black Hills South Dakota Director / Editor, Christopher Crosby Producers, Karla LaRive, Susan Watt and the Institute of Range and American Mustang Governments and the uranium industry say the mining and milling of uranium provides high-paying and much-needed jobs in some of the most remote areas of the country, with manageable environmental risks. But it's an industry that has long attracted its share of controversy. This is a major concern for the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in western South Dakota, and other residents including environmental and conservation groups. The Sierra Club of South Dakota warns that water pollution will be a major concern if the mining company Powertech is given a permit to mine for uranium. Shirley Frederick, with the Sierra Club's Black Hills Group, says there's a high likelihood that aquifers will become polluted if an injection-well recovery system is used to mine the ore. "It's a huge potential for contamination of groundwater." Powertech Inc USA has submitted its uranium mining application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and it can be viewed at the NRC website. The NRC has announced a time period for interested individuals to voice their concerns regarding the uranium mine's impacts to the environment. This proposed uranium mine will be the first time folks can be heard under the new GEIS. The Institute of Range and American Mustang (IRAM) founded by Dayton O. Hyde in 1988 is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation registered in the state of South Dakota. IRAM owns 13,000 acres of private land dedicated to range preservation and a balanced ecosystem. IRAM's finest gift is The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, whose purpose is to provide not only freedom for unadoptable and unwanted wild horses, but also a research area dedicated to solving wild horse herd management that will contribute to the well-being of wild horses everywhere. http://wildmustangs.com
Views: 2787 Wild Horses Channel
WE ARE THE LAND - Uranium Mining In The Black Hills  - PROMO TRAILER
 
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WE ARE THE LAND - Uranium Mining In The Black Hills - PROMO TRAILER PK Productions LLC and the Institute of Range and American Mustang release a new documentary film, "WE ARE THE LAND" from director / editor, Christopher Crosby. The documentary made its film premiere at the "Black Hills - Protect Our Waters" Earth Day film festival on Wednesday, April 20th 2011 at the Elks Theatre in Rapid City, South Dakota. ABOUT THE FILM: Governments and the uranium industry say the mining and milling of uranium provides high-paying and much-needed jobs in some of the most remote areas of the country, with manageable environmental risks. But it's an industry that has long attracted its share of controversy. This is a major concern for the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in western South Dakota, and other residents including environmental and conservation groups. The Sierra Club of South Dakota warns that water pollution will be a major concern if the mining company Powertech is given a permit to mine for uranium. The Sierra Club's Black Hills Group, says there's a high likelihood that aquifers will become polluted if an injection-well recovery system is used to mine the ore. Powertech Inc USA has submitted its uranium mining application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and it can be viewed at the NRC website. The NRC has announced a time period for interested individuals to voice their concerns regarding the uranium mine's impacts to the environment. This proposed uranium mine will be the first time folks can be heard under the new GEIS. "It's going to be my last great battle, but I'm going to win this one." says Hyde. The Institute of Range and American Mustang owns 13,000 acres of private land dedicated to range preservation and a balanced ecosystem. I.R.A.M.'s finest gift is The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, whose purpose is to provide not only freedom for unadoptable and unwanted wild horses, but also a research area dedicated to solving wild horse herd management that will contribute to the well-being of wild horses everywhere. http://www.wildmustangs.com Dayton O. Hyde, Founder and President Institute of Range and the American Mustang. Dayton Hyde is a rancher, conservationist, award winning photographer, essayist and author of 17 books; He runs the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, an 13,000-acre ranch in Western South Dakota where he protects wild horses. http://daytonohyde.com Director / Editor / Camera: Christopher Crosby Producers: Karla R. LaRive, Susan Watt Featuring, Tom Ballanco, Tom Cook, Dayton O. Hyde, Barbara High Pine Peltier, Virgil Red Cloud Goode, Gilbert Sanchez, Susan Watt and Windwalker. Music soundtrack by Windwalker, Edoal Spirit Buffalo (Wind Spirit Drum), Virgil Red Cloud Goode, Barbara High Pine Peltier, Christopher Crosby, Martin Meyer. Recorded and engineered by Martin Meyer at Great Sky Studios, Hot Springs South Dakota. Filmed on location at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, South Dakota, USA. http://www.wildmustangs.com Contact information for the Sanctuary: Susan Watt, Program Development Director [email protected] Public Relations for WE ARE THE LAND Karla LaRive | Studio West Management [email protected] # # #
Views: 1653 Christopher Crosby
Jharkhand Forum  - Jadugoda Uranium Mine - 2 | Website: jadugoda.jharkhand.org.in
 
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Jharkhand Forum - Jadugoda Uranium Mine - 2 | Website: jadugoda.jharkhand.org.in
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Today's American Policies of Genocide: Uranium Mining on Indigenous land.
 
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We hear a lot about toxic water in Flint, Michigan which has has been happening in Native communities as well. No clean drinking water [environmental racism] for the Lakota people? A perfect example of American policies of genocide of the Indigenous people of the US today. Watch FULL DOC: youtube.com/watch?v=JusBAxa40Bc Follow us @ https://www.facebook.com/iloveancestry https://twitter.com/LovingAncestry http://iloveancestry.tumblr.com http://pinterest.com/iloveancestry http://www.instagram.com/iloveancestry https://www.google.com/+iloveancestry REALITY CHECK! There is more than 3000 abandoned open pit uranium mines on the land of the Great Sioux Nation for 40 years. Winona LaDuke wrote an article in 1992 mentioning that President Nixon declared a National Sacrifice Area to Radiation for the treaty territory of the Great Sioux Nation and the Navajo. A Perfect Example of Today's American Policies of Genocide! Short video clip from Red Cry documentary film: Red Cry is an original, feature-length documentary film chronicling the lives of Lakota Elders and Oyate in the face of ongoing genocide against the Lakota by government and corporate interests. I Love Ancestry exists to empower people to seek knowledge of ancestral heritage, preserve historical truth, and unite like-minded people. At I Love Ancestry, we envision a world where people embrace their own and each other's roots, celebrate diversity, and advocate for indigenous cultures. Our Website: http://iloveancestry.com
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Energy Futures Series Seminar 1: Uranium Mining - Lauren Pagel EARTHWORKS .m4v
 
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The Global Green USA Security and Sustainability Program launched a Seminar Series titled "Energy Futures: Nuclear Power, Global Warming, and Nonproliferation." The first seminar of the series focused on the environmental impacts of uranium mining. Lauren Pagel is the Policy Director for EARTHWORKS and discussed the history of uranium mining in the United States.
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Environment Impact Assessment Part 1
 
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Support us : https://www.instamojo.com/@exambin/ Download our app : http://examb.in/app Environmental Impact Assessment Developmental projects in the past were undertaken without any consideration to their environmental consequences. As a result the whole environment got polluted and degraded. In view of the colossal damage done to the environment, governments and public are now concerned about the environmental impacts of developmental activities. So, to assess the environmental impacts, the mechanism of Environmental Impact Assessment also known as EIA was introduced. EIA is a tool to anticipate the likely environmental impacts that may arise out of the proposed developmental activities and suggest measures and strategies to reduce them. EIA was introduced in India in 1978, with respect to river valley projects. Later the EIA legislation was enhanced to include other developmental sections since 1941. EIA comes under Notification on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of developmental projects 1994 under the provisions of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. Besides EIA, the Government of India under Environment (Protection) Act 1986 issued a number of other notifications, which are related to environmental impact assessment. EIA is now mandatory for 30 categories of projects, and these projects get Environmental Clearance (EC) only after the EIA requirements are fulfilled. Environmental clearance or the ‘go ahead’ signal is granted by the Impact Assessment Agency in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. Projects that require clearance from central government can be broadly categorized into the following sectors • Industries • Mining • Thermal power plants • River valley projects • Infrastructure • Coastal Regulation Zone and • Nuclear power projects The important aspects of EIA are risk assessment, environmental management and Post product monitoring. Functions of EIA is to 1. Serve as a primary environmental tool with clear provisions. 2. Apply consistently to all proposals with potential environmental impacts. 3. Use scientific practice and suggest strategies for mitigation. 4. Address all possible factors such as short term, long term, small scale and large scale effects. 5. Consider sustainable aspects such as capacity for assimilation, carrying capacity, biodiversity protection etc... 6. Lay down a flexible approach for public involvement 7. Have a built-in mechanism of follow up and feedback. 8. Include mechanisms for monitoring, auditing and evaluation. In order to carry out an environmental impact assessment, the following are essential: 1. Assessment of existing environmental status. 2. Assessment of various factors of ecosystem (air, water, land, biological). 3. Analysis of adverse environmental impacts of the proposed project to be started. 4. Impact on people in the neighborhood. Benefits of EIA • EIA provides a cost effective method to eliminate or minimize the adverse impact of developmental projects. • EIA enables the decision makers to analyses the effect of developmental activities on the environment well before the developmental project is implemented. • EIA encourages the adaptation of mitigation strategies in the developmental plan. • EIA makes sure that the developmental plan is environmentally sound and within limits of the capacity of assimilation and regeneration of the ecosystem. • EIA links environment with development. The goal is to ensure environmentally safe and sustainable development. Environmental Components of EIA: The EIA process looks into the following components of the environment: • Air environment • Noise component : • Water environment • Biological environment • Land environment EIA Process and Procedures Steps in Preparation of EIA report • Collection of baseline data from primary and secondary sources; • Prediction of impacts based on past experience and mathematical modelling; • Evolution of impacts versus evaluation of net cost benefit; • Preparation of environmental management plans to reduce the impacts to the minimum; • Quantitative estimation of financial cost of monitoring plan and the mitigation measures. Environment Management Plan • Delineation of mitigation measures including prevention and control for each environmental component, rehabilitation and resettlement plan. EIA process: EIA process is cyclical with interaction between the various steps. 1. Screening 2. Scoping 3. Collection of baseline data 4. Impact prediction 5. Mitigation measures and EIA report 6. Public hearing 7. Decision making 8. Assessment of Alternatives, Delineation of Mitigation Measures and Environmental Impact Assessment Report 9. Risk assessment
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Uranium Mining Pollutes Drinking Water
 
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Art Dohman, Chairman of the Goliad County Uranium Research Advisory Committee, describes pollution in local drinking water aquifers caused by uranium mining in Texas.
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Dr. Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, overview of Uranium Mining
 
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Interview with Gordon Edwards, President of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility (CCNR) at the Western Mining Action Network Conference, 2011. Dr. Edwards addresses the need to strengthen safety standards on uranium mining & radioactive elements in the tailings resulting from mining activities. Dr. Edwards recommends no new uranium mines be licensed until technologies exist allowing for the extraction of the long lived radio nuclides from the ore. Looking at the big picture, Dr. Edwards asserts that uranium mining shouldn't be allowed at all. Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility CCNR http://www.ccnr.org/ Coalition for a Clean Green Saskatchewan http://www.cleangreensask.ca
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Local Environmental Group Leads National Effort to Clean up old Uranium Mines
 
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A local environmental group, the Defenders of the Black Hills kicked off their "Clean up the Mines" project Tuesday, helping to lead a national effort to clean up old uranium mines and to raise awareness about what they believe are the risks of new uranium projects in the region.
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Jharkhand Forum - Jadugoda Uranium Mine - 1 | Website: jadugoda.jharkhand.org.in
 
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Jharkhand Forum - Jadugoda Uranium Mine - 1 | Website: http://jadugoda.jharkhand.org.in
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WUS2015 Black magic? Health issues & Jadugoda uranium mines in India
 
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SHAKEEL UR RAHMAN (INDIA) Indian Doctors for Peace and Development SHRI PRAKASH (INDIA) National Award winning filmmaker Film maker from the uranium mining area Jadugoda THE SYMPOSIUM The World Uranium Symposium addressed issues arising from the nuclear fuel chain, from mining uranium to its end-uses and byproducts for civilian or military purposes. Both scientific and community-based, the Symposium was organized around the following themes: health, environment, economy, ethics, governance, human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples. Open to the public, the symposium had hosted more than 300 people per day from 14 to 16 April 2015, and had included local, national and international representatives from the sectors of health, research, industry, education, civil society, policy makers and indigenous communities. local, national and/or international media were present. All presentations of the symposium will be posted in electronic formats (text and / or videos) after the Symposium, in French and / or English. • April 14 (Day 1): Uranium mines and the nuclear life cycle : health and environmental issues • April 15 (Day 2): Civil and military nuclear : ethics, economics and political issues • April 16 (Day 3): Human rights, indigenous peoples' rights and governance issues ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED The Symposium is jointly organized by Physicians for Global Survival (1985 Nobel Peace Prize), the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Nature Québec, the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility and the Coalition pour que le Québec ait meilleure mine. It also receives support from the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Swiss chapter), the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute, the Cree Nation of Mistissini, MiningWatch Canada, and a number of other local, national and international partners. CONTEXT The Symposium is occurring at a time when many organizations and governments question the future of nuclear power, currently providing about 11% of the world’s electricity. The year 2015 also marks the seventieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the corresponding United Nations negotiations of the Non Proliferation Treaty for the prevention and the abolition of nuclear arms. It will also see the tabling on a new UN treaty on climate change. Canada is one of the largest producers and exporters of uranium worldwide, yet its nuclear energy output is in relative decline. Only two provinces still operate nuclear reactors: Ontario and New Brunswick. While uranium has been primarily mined from Saskatchewan, the provinces of British Columbia and Nova Scotia have officially banned uranium mining. Quebec recently shut down its sole nuclear reactor and has tasked the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) with conducting an investigation on issues related to uranium mining. It is expected to release its report by May 20 2015. The Symposium aims to tackle these different issues and to provide recommendations to decision makers to better ensure protection for the human health, global security and a safe environment
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Environmental Regulation of the Toro Uranium Mine in WA
 
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Senator Scott Ludlam asks the Department for the Environment about the regulation of the Toro uranium mine project in WA in Senate Estimates on 29 May 2013
WEBISODE | Should Uranium Mining Return to Grants? (1 of 2) | New Mexico PBS
 
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http://www.newmexicopbs.org - In Part One, we get a glimpse of the history of Grants and the area's need for economic development. In Part Two, we see some of the health and environmental effects of past uranium retrieval efforts, as well as learn how future uranium development would be conducted. Is it wise to re-establish uranium mining in northwestern New Mexico, a place that has seen two large uranium booms and busts over the past 50 years? For more New Mexico PBS content visit http://www.newmexicopbs.org
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Energy Futures Series Seminar 1  Uranium Mining   Marina Voronova Abrams, Global m4v
 
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The Global Green USA Security and Sustainability Program launched a Seminar Series titled "Energy Futures: Nuclear Power, Global Warming, and Nonproliferation." The first seminar of the series focused on the environmental impacts of uranium mining. Marina Voronova-Abrams is a Program Associate with Global Green USA and discussed uranium mining in Central Asia.
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PLENARY 3 Uranium Mining, Health & The Environment: Pulling it Together
 
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Summary of workshops with Jim Harding (facilitator) (Canada) Retired professor, University of Regina THE SYMPOSIUM The World Uranium Symposium addressed issues arising from the nuclear fuel chain, from mining uranium to its end-uses and byproducts for civilian or military purposes. Both scientific and community-based, the Symposium was organized around the following themes: health, environment, economy, ethics, governance, human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples. Open to the public, the symposium had hosted more than 300 people per day from 14 to 16 April 2015, and had included local, national and international representatives from the sectors of health, research, industry, education, civil society, policy makers and indigenous communities. local, national and/or international media were present. All presentations of the symposium will be posted in electronic formats (text and / or videos) after the Symposium, in French and / or English. • April 14 (Day 1): Uranium mines and the nuclear life cycle : health and environmental issues • April 15 (Day 2): Civil and military nuclear : ethics, economics and political issues • April 16 (Day 3): Human rights, indigenous peoples' rights and governance issues ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED The Symposium is jointly organized by Physicians for Global Survival (1985 Nobel Peace Prize), the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Nature Québec, the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility and the Coalition pour que le Québec ait meilleure mine. It also receives support from the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Swiss chapter), the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute, the Cree Nation of Mistissini, MiningWatch Canada, and a number of other local, national and international partners. CONTEXT The Symposium is occurring at a time when many organizations and governments question the future of nuclear power, currently providing about 11% of the world’s electricity. The year 2015 also marks the seventieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the corresponding United Nations negotiations of the Non Proliferation Treaty for the prevention and the abolition of nuclear arms. It will also see the tabling on a new UN treaty on climate change. Canada is one of the largest producers and exporters of uranium worldwide, yet its nuclear energy output is in relative decline. Only two provinces still operate nuclear reactors: Ontario and New Brunswick. While uranium has been primarily mined from Saskatchewan, the provinces of British Columbia and Nova Scotia have officially banned uranium mining. Quebec recently shut down its sole nuclear reactor and has tasked the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) with conducting an investigation on issues related to uranium mining. It is expected to release its report by May 20 2015. The Symposium aims to tackle these different issues and to provide recommendations to decision makers to better ensure protection for the human health, global security and a safe environment
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Environmental impact of nuclear power | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_nuclear_power 00:03:06 1 Waste streams 00:03:46 2 Radioactive waste 00:03:56 2.1 High-level waste 00:11:07 2.2 Other waste 00:13:44 3 Power plant emission 00:13:54 3.1 Radioactive gases and effluents 00:17:41 3.1.1 Tritium 00:21:02 3.1.2 Uranium mining 00:26:21 3.2 Risk of cancer 00:33:37 3.3 Comparison to coal-fired generation 00:37:26 3.4 Contrast of radioactive accident emissions with industrial emissions 00:39:33 3.5 Waste heat 00:45:57 4 Water consumption and risks 00:48:33 5 Greenhouse gas emissions 00:55:11 6 Environmental effects of accidents and attacks 00:55:40 6.1 Fukushima disaster 01:01:38 6.2 Chernobyl disaster 01:07:26 6.3 SL-1 meltdown 01:09:42 6.4 Attacks and sabotage 01:14:32 7 Natural disasters 01:16:47 8 Sustainability 01:18:11 9 Decommissioning Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7048379133944911 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-C "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The environmental impact of nuclear power results from the nuclear fuel cycle, operation, and the effects of nuclear accidents. The greenhouse gas emissions from nuclear fission power and are much smaller than those associated with coal, oil and gas, and the routine health risks are much smaller than those associated with coal. However, there is a "catastrophic risk" potential if containment fails, which in nuclear reactors can be brought about by overheated fuels melting and releasing large quantities of fission products into the environment. This potential risk could wipe out the benefits. The most long-lived radioactive wastes, including spent nuclear fuel, must be contained and isolated from the environment for a long period of time. On the other side, spent nuclear fuel could be reused, yielding even more energy, and reducing the amount of waste to be contained. The public has been made sensitive to these risks and there has been considerable public opposition to nuclear power. The 1979 Three Mile Island accident and 1986 Chernobyl disaster, along with high construction costs, also compounded by delays resulting from a steady schedule of demonstrations, injunctions and political actions, caused by the anti-nuclear opposition, ended the rapid growth of global nuclear power capacity. A release of radioactive materials followed the 2011 Japanese tsunami which damaged the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in hydrogen gas explosions and partial meltdowns classified as a Level 7 event. The large-scale release of radioactivity resulted in people being evacuated from a 20 km exclusion zone set up around the power plant, similar to the 30 km radius Chernobyl Exclusion Zone still in effect. But published works suggest that the radioactivity levels have lowered enough to now have only a limited impact on wildlife. In Japan, in July 2016, Fukushima Prefecture announced that the number of evacuees following the Great East Japan earthquake events, had fallen below 90,000, in part following the lifting of evacuation orders issued in some municipalities.
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WUS 2015 PLENARY 1 URANIUM MINING & THE NUCLEAR FUEL CHAIN: ISSUES & CONTROVERSIES
 
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MARIETTE LIEFFERINK (SOUTH-AFRICA) CEO of Federation for a Sustainable Environment IAN FAIRLIE (UK) Scientist, former advisor to UK government, now independent consultant on radiological risks HELEN MARY CALDICOTT (AUSTRALIA) Physician, cofounder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, well-known author on nuclear issues THE SYMPOSIUM The World Uranium Symposium will address issues arising from the nuclear fuel chain, from mining uranium to its end-uses and byproducts for civilian or military purposes. Both scientific and community-based, the Symposium is organized around the following themes: health, environment, economy, ethics, governance, human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples. Open to the public, the symposium had hosted more than 300 people per day from 14 to 16 April 2015, and had included local, national and international representatives from the sectors of health, research, industry, education, civil society, policy makers and indigenous communities. local, national and/or international media were present. All presentations of the symposium will be posted in electronic formats (text and / or videos) after the Symposium, in French and / or English. • April 14 (Day 1): Uranium mines and the nuclear life cycle : health and environmental issues • April 15 (Day 2): Civil and military nuclear : ethics, economics and political issues • April 16 (Day 3): Human rights, indigenous peoples' rights and governance issues ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED The Symposium is jointly organized by Physicians for Global Survival (1985 Nobel Peace Prize), the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Nature Québec, the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility and the Coalition pour que le Québec ait meilleure mine. It also receives support from the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Swiss chapter), the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute, the Cree Nation of Mistissini, MiningWatch Canada, and a number of other local, national and international partners. CONTEXT The Symposium is occurring at a time when many organizations and governments question the future ofnuclear power, currently providing about 11% of the world’s electricity. The year 2015 also marks the seventieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the corresponding United Nations negotiations of the Non Proliferation Treaty for the prevention and the abolition of nuclear arms. It will also see the tabling on a new UN treaty on climate change. Canada is one of the largest producers and exporters of uranium worldwide, yet its nuclear energy output is in relative decline. Only two provinces still operate nuclear reactors: Ontario and New Brunswick. While uranium has been primarily mined from Saskatchewan, the provinces of British Columbia and Nova Scotia have officially banned uranium mining. Quebec recently shut down its sole nuclear reactor and has tasked the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) with conducting an investigation on issues related to uranium mining. It is expected to release its report by May 20 2015. The Symposium aims to tackle these different issues and to provide recommendations to decision makers to better ensure protection for the human health, global security and a safe environment
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