Learn About Groundwater

Not many people realize that 99 percent of the freshwater we use is groundwater. This video helps people worldwide to understand the importance of groundwater. An IGRAC initiative: http://www.igrac.nl

A good article from AlterNet.org: Everything You Need to Know About Groundwater.

07/12/2010 • Back to top

Environmental Law’s Greatest Tragedy

“I think the nation’s system of environmental laws and regulations, both at the state and federal level, is broken and its problems need to be addressed.”  HCN The Range  Eric Jantz, NMELC staff attorney, discusses the effectiveness of environmental administrative law today. 

Read article.

07/07/2010 • Back to top

EPA 40 CFR Part 192 Uranium-Thorium Standards Discussion Forum

EPA is establishing this discussion forum to ensure an open and transparent process as we review 40 CFR Part 192, Uranium and Thorium Mill Tailings Standards to determine if revisions are needed.  They are looking for input and public response.  Visit the EPA discussion forum here.

Find out more about our uranium case work.

07/06/2010 • Back to top

We Met Our Match!

Thank you everyone for contributing. Your support is essential to the NMELC’s critical work!!

07/01/2010 • Back to top

Federal Appeals Court Gives Go Ahead to Uranium Mining in Churchrock

“The real problem is the possibility of contaminating clean groundwater, says Eric Jantz, an attorney with the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, which has represented residents of the area in opposition to new mining. ‘In its natural undisturbed state, uranium ore doesn’t go anywhere. You can sink a well 50 feet away [from a ribbon of ore] and still have good drinking water,’ he said. ‘…Once those chemicals are injected and make contact, the chemical reaction allows the heavy metals to spread throughout a much larger portion of the aquifer.’ ” The New Mexico Independent

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06/24/2010 • Back to top

Australia Nuclear Waste Dump Row

AlJazeera English does a story on Australia’s government’s plans for a nuclear waste dump in a remote part of the country’s Northern Territory. The proposed nuclear dump has divided local people while environmentalists warn it could one day be used to store waste from overseas.

06/21/2010 • Back to top

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