Uranium mining mostly takes place on the land of indigenous peoples in the Global South and poses extreme risks to the environment and to people’s health. Nuclear power is extremely costly, and scientists are still unsure about how to store radioactive waste. The Uranium Atlas provides an overview of data and facts that are important to answer questions about Uranium.
The appeal of uranium is that it can be extracted without significant risk. Nuclear power is promoted as a supposedly climate-neutral energy source that allows countries to be independent of other suppliers. Uranium is also important for the military, because as a raw material for nuclear weapons it could potentially be used to destroy opponents in one fell swoop. Whatever way you look at it, global politics today is also nuclear politics. And everywhere, the nuclear power industry is trying to take a seat at the table.
The Uranium Atlas is published jointly by the Nuclear Free Future Foundation, the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Greenpeace, Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (German Federation for the Environment and Nature Conservation), and the NGO .ausgestrahlt.
With the exception of cover photos, the Uranium Atlas is published under the Creative Commons license: Namensnennung – 4.0 international (CC BY 4.0 (external link, opens in a new window)). The individual infographics in the Atlas may be used if the copyright “Nuclear Free Future Foundation/Hoffmann, CC BY 4.0 (external link, opens in a new window)” appears next to the graphic (if the graphic is edited, please use “Nuclear Free Future Foundation/Hoffmann (M), CC BY 4.0”).
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