Defenders of the Black Hills
Uranium Mining Bill
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
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