Southwest Research and Information Center

Mailing Address: PO Box 4524, Albuquerque, NM 87196
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505) 262-1862
NTEE Code: C- Environment, R- Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy, S- Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Mission Statement:

Established in 1971, the Southwest Research and Information Center is a multi-cultural organization working to promote the health of people and communities, protect natural resources, ensure citizen participation, and secure environmental and social justice now and for future generations.

Primary Programs:

* Uranium Impact Assessment - Works with affected communities to build capacity to address public concerns about past and new uranium mining; assesses impacts and disseminates information on the health and environmental impacts of uranium mining and milling; and implements of a study of the effects of chronic uranium ingestion on kidney health among Navajos.

* Energy and Natural Resources Policy - Assists communities adversely affected by pollution and resource development to find community-based solutions, prevent new environmental threats, fight corporate abuse and power, and increase their direct participation in the protection of their lands, water, health, and cultures; and informs the public about threats to the environment, regional cultures, and democratic traditions from pollution and resource development.

* Nuclear Waste - Provides technical assistance to community groups regarding nuclear weapons production and waste facilities; and promotes citizen involvement and safer waste management and disposal policies.

* Fiscal sponsorship - Provided for community groups with similar missions.

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $250,000 - $499,999
Personnel: 6 to 9 FTE
Executive Director:

Don Hancock

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico
Types of Services Offered: Advocacy

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