Students Raise Awareness: Church Rock Uranium Spill

sandersThursday, Dec. 1, 6-8pm

Students from UNM’s Nuclear New Mexico class give a presentation for awareness and action on the July 16, 1979 Uranium Tailings Spill in Church Rock, NM, one of the largest radioactive leaks in human history. More info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


“The Church Rock Uranium Spill of 1979: NM’s Little-Known Nuclear Accident”

UNM students from Eileen Shaughnessy's ―Nuclear New Mexico‖ class present an evening to raise awareness and spur action on the July 16, 1979 Uranium Tailings Spill in Church Rock, NM, one of the largest radioactive leaks in human history, at the Peace Center, Thursday, Dec. 1, 6-8pm.

Learn what happened, what cleanup has occurred, what threats remain, and how you can take action. Organized by students Amy Sedillo, Denise Brown (Diné), and Sue Schuurman, the panel will feature members of the Red Water Pond Road Community Association, Edith Hood and Bertha Nez, plus Chris Shuey from the Southwest Research and Information Center (SRIC). Excerpts from the films The River That Harms and Four Stories on Water will be shown. Everyone is invited, and refreshments will be served. This is also a fundraiser for the Red Water Pond Road folks to build a much-needed Hogan for community healing.

Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice
202 Harvard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 USA


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