Southwest Research and Information Center
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.
* 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.