Uranium

12.12.2019

COP25. Leona Morgan: Continuing to produce nuclear energy is a major violation of human rights

COP25. Leona Morgan: Continuing to produce nuclear energy is a major violation of human rights

Leona Morgan is part of the Nuclear Issue Study Group. A Navajo indigenous woman from New Mexico (USA), she has participated in the COP25 to denounce how their people and lands are being nuclearized for uranium mining -that threatens to be put into motion once again-, for the… »

02.06.2017

Phosphate fertilizers as a proliferation-relevant source of uranium

Phosphate fertilizers as a proliferation-relevant source of uranium

By the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. New publication from the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium on the extraction of uranium from phosphate fertilizers and how past events and current international trade practices clearly demonstrate that better-informed export controls and end-user processes are required.  A historical and often overlooked… »

22.06.2016

Greenland: medical concerns of uranium mining

Greenland: medical concerns of uranium mining

I have recently returned from a trip to Greenland where I participated in a one-day forum on Uranium Mining in Narsaq, South Greenland, on June 11, 2016.  There were many members of parliament and elected members of town councils in attendance.  There was also a good turnout from the local… »

16.09.2015

Ban uranium weapons

Ban uranium weapons

Welcome to ICBUW’s occasional e-newsletter, with information on depleted uranium weapons and our campaign to ban them. Damage to the natural environment has long been a hallmark of conflict. But technological developments, both in terms of how hostilities are conducted, and the locations in which wars are fought, are increasing the… »

10.05.2015

Canada: rejection of Areva’s Kiggavik uranium mining project

Canada: rejection of Areva’s Kiggavik uranium mining project

To the surprise and delight of many concerned citizens in Baker Lake, the Nunavut Impact Review Board has concluded that uranium mining should not be allowed to proceed at this time. Baker Lake is an Inuit Community renowned for its arts and crafts; it is located 320 km… »

23.04.2015

Could Iran be just the start?

Could Iran be just the start?

Japan’s prime minister during the Fukushima catastrophe, Naoto Kan, delivered a message at the World Uranium Symposium in Quebec City in mid-April that it is time for the world to put an end to nuclear power. The symposium, held for the first time in Canada, tackled uranium issues, ranging from… »

03.03.2015

Push Back the Doomsday Clock!

Push Back the Doomsday Clock!

Human Wrongs Watch By James Albertini*, 3 March 2015 – TRANSCEND Media Service We Are All Down Winders! March 1st is known as “Nuclear-Free & Independent Pacific Day.” It commemorates the tragic 15 megaton U.S. nuclear bomb test, code named Bravo, at Bikini atoll in the Marshall Islands… »

02.12.2014

Uranium extraction policy of Mongolia: the current situation

Uranium extraction policy of Mongolia: the current situation

The Uranium Extraction Policy of Mongolia: The Current Situation By Selenge Lkhagvajav, head of the national movement “For a Nuclear Safe Mongolia” 1. Overall background Mongolia is located between Russia and China, two large powers. The territory of Mongolia is 1.5 million km2 and is populated by 2.9 million… »

22.11.2014

No More Weapons-Grade Uranium for Medical Use as Canada ships first synchrotron isotopes

No More Weapons-Grade Uranium for Medical Use as Canada ships first synchrotron isotopes

Gordon Edwards placed a clarifying forward online regarding the article, “No More Weapons-Grade Uranium for Medical Use?: Canada ships first synchrotron isotopes”. We reproduce same here for readers technical reference. 1. The old messy way of getting medical isotopes using weapons grade uranium For decades, AECL has used weapons-grade uranium… »

11.09.2014

Nuclear — despite price dip, uranium demand, production continue to rise

Nuclear — despite price dip, uranium demand, production continue to rise

  Human Wrongs Watch A new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published on 10 September 2014 found that demand for uranium, the raw material used to fuel nuclear power stations, will continue to rise, despite declining market prices since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power… »

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