Margaret Flowers on Environment
Flowers helped to found Clean Up The Mines, a national campaign to clean up the thousands of abandoned uranium mines throughout the United States that continue to pollute the land, water and air with radioactive and heavy metals. She also helped to found We Are Cove Point, a coalition that is working to stop the construction of a large power plant, refinery and gas export facility in southern Maryland.
Since national attention has turned to Flint, information from other cities is coming to light showing similar problems. Not talked about, perhaps because it is harder to see, is a national water contamination crisis caused by radioactive and other heavy metals leaking from the more than 15,000 abandoned uranium mines. Water should be tested for radioactivity, as well as for heavy metals such as lead. Water should be tested for radioactivity, as well as for heavy metals such as lead.
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