Defenders of the Black Hills
Report to the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of hazardous substances and wastes Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Nov. 12, 2015
Baskut Tuncak, UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of hazardous substances and wastes
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations,
CH - 1211 Geneva 10
It was an honor to meet you at the side event during the 30th Human Rights Council meeting in September. Your report to the HRC was very good. All people have the right to know if they are living near a dangerous situation.
The purpose of this complaint and report is to ask for your help to expose and help ameliorate a very dangerous situation regarding radioactive pollution in North America caused by more than 15,000 abandoned Uranium mines.
Special Notice - WHO says no safe dose of radioactivity
For years, we have been saying there is no safe dose of radioactivity for human health. Now our position is supported by a study from the World Health Organization.
For those of us living in the Northern Great Plains, this includes radioactivity in the dust we breathe and the water we drink. Please wear dust filters and distill your water if you can. Push your tribal governments to install water filters on your water to capture radioactive particles. Too many of our people are dying from cancer. We have the highest cancer rates in the USA.
Am sending a big report to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Hazardous Wastes soon. If you wish a copy, let me know.
Charmaine White Face, Coordinator
Is radiation good for you? The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission could decide it is
Dear Defenders, Below is an article about changing the lowest levels of radiation exposure. The levels are too high now. We already get enough from space and the earth. Please send a short comment now to the NRC. Thank you. Charmaine White Face, Coordinator
Newsletter Oct 1, 2015
8 WAYS RADIOACTIVE POLLUTION AFFECTS THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS OF THE USA
The Northern Great Plains lie just below the Canada-USA border, and contain the states of Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska. Uranium - 238 is a naturally occurring element located in all of these states where it has been mined for almost 50 years to today.