Support Dine Communities Working to Keep the Uranium Mining Ban on Navajo Nation

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Draft Letter/Comments on DP-200

This draft letter is provided as a guide to help you or your organization create your own message about the Discharge Permit 200 for the April 29 Hearing. Please feel free to modify the letter so it works for you.  Remember to submit your letter by April 29. Thank you!

I believe, OR NAME OF ORGANIZATION believes the Discharge Permit DP-200 proposed for the Homestake-Barrick Gold Mining Company Uranium Mill Site contains a number of problems.

This matter is vital to New Mexico because the state needs every drop of water it can get. This contaminated Superfund site needs to be cleaned up in order to restore precious waters. Unfortunately, the discharge permit proposed neither stops the current contamination nor commits adequate and proven resources to a full cleanup of the site.

Click here to download the Draft Comments/letter on DP 200: Draft Letter/Comments on DP-200

 

14.04 Environmental Justice Talking Points

These talking points are provided as a guide to help you create your own message for the April 29 Hearing. Please feel free to modify them so they work for you.

The Member groups of the the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment have suffered combined disproportionate burdens from uranium legacy contamination in the Grants Mining District for over five decades. (Bluewater Valley Downstream Alliance, Eastern Navajo Dine Against Uranium Mining, Laguna Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment, Post ’71 Uranium Workers Committee, Red Water Pond Road Community Association)

Click here to download the Environmental Justice Talking Points: 14.04 EJ Talking Points

14.04 Health Talking Points

These talking points are provided as a guide to help you create your own message for the April 29 Hearing. Please feel free to modify them so they work for you.

• New Mexico needs to protect its clean water. The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is responsible for making sure that Homestake cleans up the water that it contaminated during its uranium milling operations.

Click here to download the Health Talking Points: 4.04 Health Talking Points

14.04 Water Talking Points

These talking points are provided as a guide to help you create your own message for the April 29 Hearing. Please feel free to modify them so they work for you.

• Homestake wants to discharge up to 5,500 gallons per minute of treated water from its uranium tailings piles, but the treated water is not safe to use.

Click here to download the Water Talking Points: 14.04 Water Talking Points