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Uranium Mining

Updated: Jan 18

The ever-increasing consumption of resources is leading multinational industrial corporations ever deeper into the land of the indigenous peoples and thus into the mineral and natural resources available there. This forces many indigenous people to defend themselves against large corporations under difficult and sometimes dangerous conditions - mostly without the support of the respective national government. The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of 2007, however, requires the respective government as well as transnational corporations to obtain the consent of the affected indigenous peoples and, if necessary, to pay compensation before implementing large projects on indigenous territories.


Incomindios supports indigenous peoples in their resistance against the exploitation of their resources and the destruction of their habitats with the help of volunteers.


Contact person for questions around the topic and if you are interested in volunteering: mail@incomindios.ch


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Uranium mining and nuclear power


Nuclear power plants (NPPs) obtain the uranium they need exclusively from abroad (Russia, North America, Australia, and Africa), with about three-quarters of uranium mining taking place on indigenous peoples' lands. Only 5% of the mined uranium ore can be used for further application in the nuclear power plant. 95% remains as waste. The radioactivity of this waste is enormous. Health problems and environmental pollution are the devastating consequences of this form of energy. Incomindios draws attention to the connection between our energy consumption, uranium mining and the consequences for indigenous peoples through various activities.



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