A common enemy: nuclear radiation (Indian country Today, 2011, en)

“The tragic events in Japan have helped us to see that, ultimately,
the laws of nature will win out.”

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A common enemy: Nuclear radiation

by Steven Newcomb
Indian Country Today
March 26, 2011

The 9.0 earthquake in Japan on March 11 and ensuing tsunami is a
reminder: It is difficult for the human mind to grasp the full power
of Mother Earth, and the devastation she is capable of when she
quakes. But it is the man made catastrophe in Japan that is truly
mind-boggling. I refer to the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima
nuclear reactors and the disturbing and deadly release of
radioactivity in Japan. Our hearts ought to go out to the people of
Japan and to all the beings living in that region of the Earth.

On the use of nuclear energy and the testing of nuclear bombs, the
late Western Shoshone spiritual leader Corbin Harney said: “Our land
is suffering on account of nuclear testing and uranium mining. We have
to preserve this Earth. We rely on this Earth to give us food,
clothing, and all the luxury that we have. Everything is here for us
to use, but nuclear energy is not the way to continue with what we

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