Tag Archives: Diné

‘Ignored for 70 Years’: Human Rights Group to Investigate Uranium Contamination on Navajo Nation via Reader Supported News (Guardian)

Rita Capitan has been worrying about her water since 1994. It was that autumn she read a local newspaper article about another uranium mine, the Crownpoint Uranium Project, getting under way near her home. Capitan has spent her entire life … Continue reading

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Radiation illnesses and COVID-19 in the Navajo Nation via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

By Jayita Sarkar, Caitlin Meyer, The COVID-19 pandemic is wiping out Indigenous elders and with them the cultural identity of Indigenous communities in the United States. But on lands that sprawl across a vast area of the American West, the Navajo (or Diné) are … Continue reading

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The 90 Million Gallon Nuclear Tragedy That Nobody Knows About via Beyond Nuclear International

By Linda Pentz Gunter On July 16, 1979,  the worst accidental release of radioactive waste in U.S. history happened at the Church Rock uranium mine and mill site. While the Three Mile Island accident (that same year) is well known, the … Continue reading

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