The Uranium Atlas

Facts and Data about the Raw Material of the Atomic Age

The Uranium Atlas, the first ever map of the world of uranium, published in 2020, looks at everywhere uranium was mined and processed, then how and where it was used, and who suffered as a result. The inescapable conclusion is that the uranium pathway has led us down a slippery slope — to nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and long-lived radioactive waste. And to global discrimination against Indigenous peoples and communities of color.

The Uranium Atlas is a co-publication of the Nuclear Free Future Foundation, Beyond Nuclear, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. As its title suggests, the Atlas maps out the pathway of uranium and the harm it has caused — predominantly to Indigenous peoples at the beginning and end of the uranium story, and to people of color and minorities during its use for nuclear power plants and atomic bombs.

The Uranium Atlas was first published in German (Uran Atlas). Now it has been revised and adapted for an English language version. Please download your free copy of the Uranium Atlas (English) here. You can also watch a recording of the online launch on the Facebook stream here.

The Uranium Atlas is now available in French. Download a copy here. The edition in Czech can be downloaded here. An edition in Spanish is in the works.

A copy of the Italian edition (only available in hard copy) was presented to Pope Francis.

If you would prefer to order free printed copies of the Uranium Atlas, please contact Beyond Nuclear to place your order: Beyond Nuclear, 7304 Carroll Avenue, #182, Takoma Park, MD 20912. 301.270.2209. Donations towards the cost are always welcome.

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