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Ben Figueroa

Region: South Texas Brush Country

Topics: Uranium Mining, Groundwater, Activism

Mr. Figueroa lives in Kingsville, where he has been involved in education about and opposition to a nearby uranium mine in Kleberg County. He and others in the community, including the organization, South Texans Opposing Pollution, have been concerned about the effect of the mining activity and subsequent tailings emissions on the purity and safety of the Goliad Aquifer, which is Kingsville's source of drinking water. 

Interviewed

February 23, 2000
Kingsville, Texas
Reels 2079 and 2080

Please see a short  Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Mr. Figueroa.

Please see the video (reels 2079 and 2080) or the  transcript of Mr. Figueroa's interview.

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
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