URANIUM MINING: Where It All Starts

March 8, 2015

1:30PM Walk from Indian Point to Peekskill

3:00PM Gathering at Peekskill Presbyterian Church

Meeting locations:

1:30PM at Bleakley Av & Broadway, Buchanan, NY [MAP]

3:00PM at 705 South Street, Peekskill, NY [MAP]

Start the afternoon at 1:30 P.M. at Bleakley & Broadway, the old IP entrance, walking with Jun Yasuda and the Peace Walkers to begin our commemoration of the tragedy at Fukushima. The day continues with music, panel, and potluck meal at Peekskill Presbyterian Church, 705 South Street, Peekskill, NY

3:00 PM : Experts make the connection between what happens during uranium mining, the great damage it does to people and the land, and the fuel for Indian Point and Fukushima.

  • Hear the latest information on Fukushima from Yuko Tonohira, recently returned from Japan.
  • Meet activist Leona Morgan, a Diné (Navajo) and a member of Diné No Nukes. She will talk about her people and their fight against uranium mining. She will be joined by Jennifer Thurston of Information Network for Responsible Mining, who battles to clean up the deserted uranium mines that imperil her community in Colorado. Klee Benally, also a Diné, of Clean Up The Mines! will address resource colonization including uranium, protection of sacred places, and tactics towards collective liberation.
  • Gary Shaw of the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition will talk about Indian Point earth-
    quake risks and where we are now in the re-licensing battle.

5:00 P.M.: Jun Yasuda, the Grafton Peace Pagoda, announces the Peace Walkers’ participation in a cross-country walk from Livermore Labs in California (starting on March 20) to arrive in New York on April 26 for the United Nations’ regular 5-year review of the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty.

Public transportation from NYC: Peekskill Metro North Station. Call IPSEC at 888-I-SHUT-IT (888-474-8848) by Friday, March 6, to arrange for pick up.

Please bring a covered dish.

This event is cosponsored by:

Stony Point Convergence • Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition • Sierra Club Lower Hudson • Chapter 34, Veterans For Peace • Hudson River Sloop Clearwater • Granny Peace Brigade/NYC • Gerson Lesser, M.D.,NYU School of Medicine • Nuclear Information & Resource Service • NYC Friends of Clearwater •  NYC Safe Energy Coalition • United for Action • Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Extension • Westchester for Change • Shut Down Indian Point Now! • Sloths Against Nuclear State