“Imagine an elementary school that’s only a couple of hundred meters away from a pit emitting radiation that’s four times as high as in long-term evacuation zones outside of Fukushima. Now imagine that in South Dakota.”
That disturbing image is the reality for students in South Dakota, who go to school near an open pit Uranium mine. As Eleanor Goldfield revealed in a recent episode of Act Out! that same story is playing out across the United States, and even more frequently near Native American lands.