From nuclear waste storage planned at Yucca Mountain to the mercury/arsenic laden remnants of gold mine tailings along many of Nevada's rivers, the land of the Shoshone, Paiute and Washoe peoples is treated as a toxic waste dump..
Mining corporations strip the Earth bare in search of uranium for military weapons (currently causing cancer in Iraqi civilians), gold, silver and other minerals. After finishing their theft of underground minerals, the corporations leave the mine tailings exposed to weathering effects of rain and erosion, polluting the precious little water available to the desert ecosystem..
Looking forward to Las Vegas IMC being listed with other IMCs so this issue can finally get some coverage..
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Western Shoshone Defense Project;
Western Shoshone Wells Band;
Gold, Greed and Genocide: Pomo and Paiute;
Great Basin Mine Watch;
Las Vegas IMC;