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Catastrophe in the Making: Mining for Uranium Could Begin on the East Coast


Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, mining, politics, pollution )

Cal
- 497 days ago - alternet.org
Despite public outcry, Virginia could permit mining at one of the world's largest uranium deposits.



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mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Friday December 7, 2012, 2:15 am
wise people have told us: LEAVE URANIUM IN THE GROUND,where it belongs.

"Uranium causes somatic and genetic damage. We know it for ~200 years, since the time of Dr. WHO??? of U.of Tübingen(?), Germoney. At that time radioactivity was not known. Dr. WHO??? talked about "most dangerous of all chemical substances" that he studied "being Uranium." -- Dr.A.D.i an DN!-i'view

" The probable fate of our species is extermination by poisoning. "
-- Rosalie Bertel (epidemiologist)
-- -- quoted in "What We Leave Behind", 2009, (a *highly* recommendable book) by Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay
currently (or a few years back), 'only' every second (in US and EU) can look forward to being diagnosed with Cancer ...
if humankind continues to poison Earth as it has done for decades, it won't be long until just about everyone HAS Cancer ...

 

Birgitta S. (216)
Friday December 7, 2012, 5:05 am
Frack said it.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Friday December 7, 2012, 2:33 pm
Leave it there!!
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday December 7, 2012, 4:20 pm
*Sorry I can't send a green star to Cal or Frack since I sent one in the past week.
"Despite public outcry...." what does the public have to do? Are we completely powerless in the face of these greedy, inhuman corporations? Are they just going to steamroll over us? Aren't the people in charge of them worried about their own families' health and welfare? Do they have an exit plan when they're done contaminating everything between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans?!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Friday December 7, 2012, 4:33 pm
Thanks.
 

John B. (215)
Friday December 7, 2012, 7:15 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Tara Lohan.Read and noted.
 

Faye Swan (23)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 8:34 am
Thank you, Cal - noted!
 

Muriel Servaege (37)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 12:24 pm
Thank you, Cal.
 

Marilyn L. (106)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 1:25 pm
Leave it where it belongs.
 

Thomas Rose (12)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 2:46 pm
So sad.
 

Christeen Anderson (422)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 7:18 pm
We need to stop this now.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 7:20 pm
Noted !
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 8:37 pm
Thank you for the post. I would just say that Virginia would be making a major mistake in mining uranium. And they thought 31 inches of rain was bad.
 

Susan Allen (208)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 8:42 pm
It's always something :( Shared
 

Dave C. (204)
Monday December 10, 2012, 11:07 am
thanks....
 

Melania Padilla (165)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 12:29 pm
thanks
 
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