Nukes and Environmental Justice

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Environmental racism in the nuclear sector began with the destructive harnessing of nuclear energy during World War II and continues to this day. Patricia Kullberg brings together multiple perspectives on the devastating impact of nuclear proliferation and waste on communities of color, including readings from Michelle Chen, The Radioactive Racism Behind Nuclear Energy, published in Colorlines and A Call for Anti-Racist Action and Accountability, published in The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, by Katlyn Turner, Lauren Borja, Denia Djokić, Madicken Munk, and Aditi Verma. Also featured is an audio clip from Hoodwinked in the Hothouse on nuclear waste and environmental injustice. The segment concludes with audio produced by Columbia Riverkeeper entitled Hanford: A Race Against Time, and narrated by Dan Serres.

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