Baltimore protest against Namibian uranium

Baltimore protest against Namibian uranium

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
May 10, 1982
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: Namibia
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Stop So. African Uranium
Some 40 activists protested on the Baltimore dock at the arrival of the South African ship the SA Constantia, which was carrying Namibian uranium from Rossing Mines, the biggest U.S. buyer of Namibian yellowcake, for use by Baltimore Gas and Electric Company at its Calvert Cliff nuclear plant. Shown here are two activists, Elliot Fratkin and Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo, along with her daughter. Local activists discovered the shipment after an activist dockworker reported on an earlier shipment that required a HAZMAT clean-up crew after a 40-gallon container of yellowcake spilled en route to Baltimore. Following the demonstration, the activist proposed a resolution to Baltimore City Council banning the transport of all uranium and nuclear materials, including South African uranium, through Baltimore city. The resolution was passed. Sources of information: Elliot Fratkin and http://www.sea-us.org.au/gulliver/rossing.html.
Photo courtesy of Elliot Fratkin.
Collection: Private collection of Elliot Fratkin