About Inuit Nation (U.S. registered NGO & NPO)

language icon - englishWelcome to Inuit Nation’s website.

InuitNation.org is a peaceful community based grass roots, non-government (NGO) and non-profit (NPO) organization, dedicated to:

(A) the preservation of Greenland’s pristine environment, the protection of its People from the adverse consequences of mining, sale and distribution of any kind of radioactive isotopes (Uranium or radioactive by-products) which threaten the life, health, liberty and welfare of all the Indigenous and sovereign Inuit People of Greenland and future generations.  We stand in unity to stop and abolish this threat to all of humanity and advocate the continued existence of Greenland’s unlawfully removed Zero Uranium Tolerance Prohibition!

(B) the protection of it’s people from despotism, corporate greed and any form of foreign or domestic exploitation

(C) We collectively advocate professional and ethical conduct, accountability, responsibility and integrity from our government, our elected officials and our civil service.

(D) We expect fair & courteous customer service, responsive, helpful assistance & treatment from all our public employees.

We believe that all our government employees (regardless of position or title) are to be regularly reviewed for their competence, performance, productivity and their commitment to the position we have entrusted to them.  We believe in rewarding excellence in the work place, We believe that our government was instituted by us to serve us the people of Greenland, that all employees are to perform competently and faithfully, executing and discharging the obligations, duties, responsibilities & service/s for which they were employed, or otherwise be held to account and dismissed.

Our vision is for a despot free – fraud & corruption free – malfeasance & nonfeasance free Inuit Nation, where our transparent & accountable local government, our courts & law enforcement agencies act with integrity and ethics, under oversight of the people of Greenland through local socio-political & environmental groups, working together for our common benefit… for our children and future generations.

Regarding Natural Resources

Corporations, businesses desiring to invest in Greenland are welcome, by investing in our people, our community, our culture and our way of life, following International Best Practice & Business standards, through Safe, ethical and sustainable natural resources extraction practices, applied through environmentally neutral methods, systems and remediations, with mandatory non-negotiable capital investment in clean-up funds, before a project is green-lighted.  We advocate the five principles of inclusivity, collaboration, innovation, optimisation and technology from our partners, followed by corporate good faith investments in the employment, technical skill/s training and education/s for our local labor force. We advocate occupational health and safety standards, requiring safe and healthy working conditions for all working men and women,  by enforcing Best Practices Standards on each and every project, where all partners are lawfully obligated to provide training, education and assistance in keeping with our local laws and standards.

Contact

Mr. Falke Thue Mikailsen is our spokesperson and is the public face of InuitNation.org – Media people are welcome to contact him directly through his e-mail: ftm@inuitnation.org and if needed, you can request his phone number or a call-back.

Until our organization structure is completed and our website is fully functional, you can contact the above email with your requests and it will be forwarded to the responsible individual for prompt consideration.  We will soon have a forum, as we add relevant content from Greenland and current social issues.

Website related issues can be directed to: bmp@inuitnation.org

Have a great week, please check in now & then, and God Bless!

Guutip pilluaqqulitit.

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Uranium mining will result in leaks and toxic contamination of Greenland, not a maybe, it is a fact!

Uranium mining will result in leaks and toxic contamination of the fjords, eco-systems and ground water, plus poison the grounds, valleys and even inlands ice sheet, spreading to cover thousands of square kilometers, poisoning the worlds oceanic pump https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermohaline_circulation

This would effectively poison the world’s ocean’s due to the fact that any uranium mining anywhere in Kujalleq Municipality-Kommune Kujalleq will poison the world’s oceans so quickly, at incredibly higher concentrations that the current Fukushima radioactive poisoning of the Pacific ocean, which has already poisoned all fish and food supplies from south east Asia to Alaska down to tip of Chile is having radioactive poisoning of our global food supplies.

Allowing uranium mining in Greenland will result in containment failure due to the nearness of the deep ocean fjords, the fresh water and ice saturation of Greenland; which is estimated to hold just under 50% of the world’s remaining pristine fresh drinkable water.

Mining in Greenland would effectively kill the remaining oceanic biodiversity and all life in the world’s oceans… all so that the few leaders of Siumut and folketingsmedlemmer can take vacations to China and live high on bribes and under the table “gratuities” from corporate “donors”. NO TO URANIUM MINING IN GREENLAND!

HOW IS URANIUM MINED?
Uranium is found in rock. Natural uranium is contained in uranium ore in small concentrations of only fractions of a percent. For instance, the ore extracted from the Australian Olympic Dam Mine has a concentration of 0.05 %. Most reserves have uranium with a concentration of between 0.1 bis 0.2 %.

There is one exception: in Canadian Saskatchewan ore is mined that contains more than 20 % uranium. Nevertheless, extraction there has been prevented since 2006 due to flooding. The question of whether mining can continue there is contingent on what the ecological and health effects of the flood are.

There are two methods of extracting uranium: conventional open- pit or underground mining, or a chemical process of In-Situ-Leaching (ISL).

Conventional Methods

Depending on the depth in the ground of the seam of rock containing uranium, the deposit is either mined using surface (open-cast or open pit) or sub-surface (underground) mining. The uranium ore is extracted through mechanical means such as blasting, drilling, pneumatic drilling, picks and shovels, and then transported to the surface.

After mining, the ore is ground to a fine powder in a uranium mill. Due to the very low concentration of uranium in the rock, immense amounts of rock have to be moved and processed in order to get a few kilograms of natural uranium. This results in enormous heaps. For instance, with a concentration of 0.1% of uranium 1000 tonnes of radioactive waste have to be dumped onto heaps to get just one tonne of natural uranium.

In a second stage of the process, the pulverised uranium ore is treated with a strong acid or leach. This procedure separates about 90% of the uranium from the surrounding rock. The remaining 10% and the resulting slurry (Tailings) are waste products that are collected in large tanks.

After drying, a yellow-brownish powder – so-called “yellowcake“ – is the result, containing a uranium concentration of approx. 80%. “Yellow cake“ is the first intermediate stage between uranium and the fuel for a nuclear power plant or for a nuclear bomb.  Two tonnes of uranium ore will give about one kilogram of „yellow cake“.

In-situ-Leaching (ISL)

This method also produces „yellowcake“. It is different from the conventional method in that it uses a chemical process to separate the uranium in the earth’s crust from the surrounding rock. The uranium solution is then pumped to the surface.

The chemical solution is injected into a drilled hole into the rock at the periphery of the uranium deposit. This liquid loosens the uranium from the rock and binds it; in other words, the uranium is “flushed“ out of the rock. This solution, now supplemented with uranium, is then brought up to the surface through another borehole.

The ISL-method can be used without mining enormous quantities of rock. It also has less impact on the environment and health than the conventional method. And it is cheaper.

However, groundwater currents around the uranium deposit cannot be calculated with 100% accuracy. Those currents can also change their direction. Not all of the contaminated liquid is pumped out. The rock reacts to the chemical solution unpredictably. All this means that there is a risk that the groundwater will become contaminated. This would be irreparable and have immeasurable consequences.

Although in-situ-leaching does not create heaps, the toxic and radioactive solution extracted from the uranium is collected on the surface and directed into evaporation ponds. Carcinogenic radon gas, among other substances, is emitted from these ponds into the environment.

ISL is particularly used for deposits of a low uranium concentration as well as during exploration and development of new deposits.

Thermohaline circulation (THC) is a part of the large-scale ocean circulation that is driven by global density gradients created by surface…
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