A Brief Note On The Mountains And Nuclear Waste

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Yucca Mountains and Nuclear waste Native people have been around the Americas since before the Europeans came. Then the natives land began to shrink. Now in today’s society, they have the lowest population amongst groups. Most native people use the land for growing goods like fruits and vegetables to tobacco. With the possibility of a nuclear waste site in Yucca Mountains, it could threaten the fertility of their land. Environmental racism is the inequality in the form of racism linked with environmental factors and practices that cause disproportionate distress on minority communities (Knowledge Encyclopedia). The Yucca mountain project is environmental racism to the surrounding natives. To get across my point, the following…show more content…
The proposed plan was to make tunnels through the Yucca Mountains. In 2010, President Barack Obama stopped the Yucca Mountains license review. He wanted a study commission to recommend a new policy for the long-term management of nuclear and radioactive waste (NEI). The president is looking out for the natives in some sense, but as you will see later in my paper, that is not true. Since 2010, the site has been abandoned because of the legal battles going on and no waste has been put there (ICTMN Staff). With the site for now not operational, there is still a chance that it could have waste in it soon. In “‘Environmental Racism’ Behind Plan to Store Nuke Waste Under Yucca Mountain: Tribes,” it talks about how there was a proposal to store nuclear waste in the Yucca Mountains was shut down by Obama in 2010 has now been revived. The Western Shoshone and Timbisha Shoshone people were not happy about it. They called it “environmental racism”. It goes on and talks about how the Nuclear Regulator commission (NRC) released a report on how the proposal would impact the environment. The article continues to talk about how some of the waste could leak into the groundwater, which would affect the purity of spring’s natives and surrounding people use (ICTMN Staff). The idea that it could be revived is a high-risk situation to them. The Western Shoshone and Timbisha Shoshone tribes are just a few of the tribes that would be affected
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