Tag Archives: Navajo Nation

Trump’s message for tribes: Let them eat yellowcake via High Country News

By Jacqueline Keeler Uranium, it’s now part of Navajo DNA. With over 500 abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation, people living near these mines are exposed daily to radiation exposure at a rate several times higher than normal background … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation Artists Respond to the Threat of Uranium Radiation via Hyperallergic

Nuclear contamination from abandoned uranium mines is rampant across the Navajo Nation, and a community of artists is raising awareness through a street art project and gallery exhibition. FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A large-scale human rights violation is occurring in the … Continue reading

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Native American uranium miners and the Trump budget via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Robert Alvarez […] Native American uranium miners were essential to the United States’ efforts to create a nuclear arsenal. From the late 1940s to the early 1970s, Indian people dug up approximately four million tons of uranium ore—nearly a … Continue reading

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Settlement reached to clean up uranium mines via The Albuquerque Journal

FARMINGTON — A settlement for more than $600 million has been reached between the United States, the Navajo Nation and two subsidiaries of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. to address the cleanup of 94 abandoned uranium mines. […] “It will allow all parties … Continue reading

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The People’s Climate March: Meet the Next Movement of Movements via Naomi Klein.org

The most important climate gathering next week will not be happening at the UN, but in the streets: thousands upon thousands of us will be sounding the climate alarm, literally, at the historic People’s Climate March on September 21. While … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation Council Rescinds Uranium Mining Legislation, Groups to Push for Clean Up via Indigenous Action Media

WINDOW ROCK, AZ—Concerned Diné Citizens, a coalition of Navajo grassroots organizations and residents opposed to uranium mining, applaud the Navajo Nation Council’s vote to close a loophole created by a previous uranium mining legislation Tuesday (7/22/14) which had authorized access … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation could receive $1 billion to clean up uranium via The Santa Fe New Mexican

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation could receive a minimum $1 billion award for cleanup of uranium-contaminated sites on the reservation as the result of a U.S. Bankruptcy Court finding, tribal officials estimate. The roughly 50 sites include abandoned uranium … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation has plans to block access for uranium transport via AP

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A uranium mining company seeking a mineral lease on state land in northern Arizona could have a hard time transporting the ore off-site because of the Navajo Nation’s objections to an industry that left a legacy of … Continue reading

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EPA Reports on Navajo Uranium Pollution via the Cibola Beacon

NAVAJO NATION – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report summarizing 2007-2012 attempts to utilize over $100 million to address environmental hazards and health risks from legacy uranium mining and milling on the Navajo reservation. […] According to … Continue reading

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Navajo program trains people to clean uranium mines via Carolsbad Current-Argus

FARMINGTON — More than 70 years after Navajo land first was poisoned by the mining and milling of uranium ore, its people have a chance to right some of those wrongs. About 20 students will graduate today from a new … Continue reading

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