The Dangers in the Mines – Professor Doug Brugge

Not one month ago, on October 2, Doug Brugge found himself in an unusual place: a Tanzanian police station.

Brugge, Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts Medical School, and a Member of the Tisch College faculty, had traveled to that country’s capital for a conference on the dangers of uranium mining. The caravan that took him and other researchers to a planned mining exploration site was stopped by local police; their Tanzanian guide detained and threatened with arrest. The situation was thankfully resolved without further incident, but nonetheless tense: “We ended up staying at the police station well into the night in order to assure that our guide was released,” says Brugge, who also directs the Tufts Community Research Center.

Read the full article at Tufts University.

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