40th anniversary of Church Rock Uranium Spill
July 11, 2019 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography
Via New Energy Economy
"This weekend the DinÃ© community and allies will gather to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Church rock uranium mine spill. To remember and honor loved ones lost. To pray, walk, learn, and to continue the struggle for healing and justice. The Church Rock uranium mill spill occurred on July 16, 1979, when United Nuclear Corporation's Church Rock uranium mill tailings disposal pond breached its dam. 1,100 tons of solid radioactive mill waste and approximately 93 million gallons of acidic, radioactive tailings solution flowed into Pipeline Arroyo, a tributary of the Puerco River.
The current exhibition "Living in History" features photographs from Nina Berman's Aftermath Project.