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See also: Global Online Launch of the first Uranium Atlas, 16 July 2020
The Uranium Atlas, the first ever map of the world of uranium, is now officially available on line, for viewing and free download. It is in the commons, so you are also free to publish it on your own websites.
The official launch was today, July 16, with a live online event and remembering the twin tragedies of the 1945 Trinity Test and the 1979 Church Rock uranium mill disaster, both in New Mexico.
The Uranium Atlas looks at everywhere uranium was mined and processed, then how and where it was used, and who suffered as a result. The inescapable conclusion is that the uranium pathway has led us down a slippery slope — to nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and long-lived radioactive waste. And to global discrimination against Indigenous peoples and communities of color.
The Uranium Atlas is a co-publication of the Nuclear Free Future Foundation, Beyond Nuclear, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. As its title suggests, the Atlas maps out the pathway of uranium and the harm it has caused — predominantly to Indigenous peoples at the beginning and end of the uranium story, and to people of color and minorities, during its use for nuclear power plants and atomic bombs.
If you would prefer to order printed copies of the Uranium Atlas, please contact Beyond Nuclear.