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Action Alert: Protect Vulnerable NM Communities; Halt Planned Tritium Release at LANL

On March 11, the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) sent the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a formal notice that the Lab will intentionally release up to some 100,000 curies of tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen gas, beginning April 17, 2020. This massive radioactive venting is due to take place as northern New Mexico begins to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, and places a further burden on some of our most vulnerable and at-risk communities. At the same time DOE is ramping up nuclear weapons production and plans to cut cleanup at LANL nearly in half. We are asking for your help to call on our Congressional delegation, the EPA, and New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) directors to put an immediate halt and suspension to these planned tritium releases and increase in LANL plutonium pit production.

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2020: A Year of Collective Care and Beloved Communities

This has truly been a year like no other. Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic in March, Tewa Women United staff have worked hard to find creative solutions to respond to the needs of our communities throughout the Tewa homelands and Rio Arriba County. Our activities maintained connections and…

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Indigenous Peoples Day 2020

Indigenous Peoples’ Day has always been a celebration of collective resistance. Amid this crushing pandemic and uprisings against racism and police violence, its message endures. We Americans—Indigenous or not, on whichever side of the U.S. border—have to show up for each other: when we’re on social media, when we’re teaching history…

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Still Here: 75 Years of Shared Nuclear Legacy

Seventy-five years ago, the United States conducted two nuclear attacks against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, devastating their populations and destroying their infrastructure. In the process of manufacturing and testing these weapons, civilians within downwind communities, nuclear workers, uranium miners and their families, and military personnel were also…

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Action Toolkit: Public Hearing in Los Alamos on the Toxic Chromium Plume

Throughout this past summer and fall, in collaboration with Communities for Clean Water, we have been offering a series of events called “Protecting the Most Vulnerable” to help prepare our community to participate in a public hearing regarding the toxic Chromium, Perchlorate and high explosive RDX plumes contaminating our regional drinking water aquifer.

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2018 Regeneration Fest: Youth Water Protectors Gathering

Regeneration Fest: Youth Water Protectors Gathering Saturday September 1 11:00 am – 3:30 pm Española Healing Foods Oasis 720 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Rd, Española, NM New Mexico youth are invited to join ‘Regeneration Fest at the Española Healing Foods Oasis: Youth…

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