Curitiba, Puerto Rico, Brazil
Fellow Since 1988
This profile was prepared when Frederico Fullgraf was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1988.
The New Idea
Fullgraf has been in contact with all the communities involved in Brazil's nuclear fuel cycle -- from the uranium mining towns of Minas Gerais and the Amazon through the uranium enrichment and heavy equipment plants in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, to the power and manufacturing plants like Angra and Sorocaba, to the potential waste disposal sites. Groups from the neighboring communities are the primary users of Fullgraf's materials. They constitute a loose network that helps disseminate this information and whose own struggles pose the broader issues to Brazilian society through concrete, understandable case examples.