Justice for America's nuclear legacy in Africa

The uranium that made the development of nuclear weapons possible came from a mine in DR Congo called Shinkolobwe. Impossibly powerful and concentrated, Shinkolobwe uranium had profound health effects on the mineworkers who dug it out of the ground- but their story is absent from history. The mine itself was kept top-secret for decades, its name erased from maps. This legacy of America's nuclear project in Congo has never been studied, and the history of the mine itself has never been told.

Two Congolese researchers from the organization Congolese Civil Society in South Africa (CCSSA) are planning to travel to Shinkolobwe to learn that history from the descendants of the people who worked in the mine, and to bring this hidden story to the world for the first time.

We know the story of the Trinity test, and of the weapons dropped on Japan- donate to this project to help Congolese researchers uncover the missing link that joins an African mine to the atomic bomb, and to the nuclear project that changed history forever.

Read more about Isaiah and Yves, the researchers who this fundraiser will benefit, here.

Congolese Civil Society of South Africa has been doing vital work to support expatriate Congolese communities in South Africa for years, and has recently begun organizing to bring the story of Shinkolobwe to a broader global audience. Read an interview with the BBC that gives some history and features quotes from Isaiah here.

Your donation will pay for travel and lodging expenses for Isaiah and Yves during their two-to-three week mission in Congo, and will also be used to purchase recording equipment and supplies used on the trip. No-one but Isaiah and Yves will receive any of the money donated through this platform. Thanks very much for your support!

Attendees of the first Missing Link conference, organized by CCSSA to tell the story of Shinkolobwe through testimonies of survivors and international experts
  • Peter Clark 
    • $200 
    • 6 mos
  • Stephen Brady 
    • $35 
    • 9 mos
  • Elisabeth kula 
    • $40 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 9 mos
  • Tim D 
    • $10 
    • 9 mos
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Roger Peet 
Portland, OR
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