Dumping radioactive waste on largely Hispanic communities with few resources to fight back would be extreme environmental injustice
By Ian Zabarte, Western Shoshone
French translation by Christine Prat
The plan to ship the nation’s deadly nuclear reactor waste to the Texas / New Mexico area should be halted immediately due to the risks of radioactive contamination from leaks, accidents or terrorist attacks. Our health, land and aquifers would be threatened as waste containing plutonium and uranium is transported, with over 10,000 shipments in a 20 year long process. A person gets exposed up close to the waste they will die within a week.