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Uranium Mining: Book Explores the ‘Wastelanding’ of the Navajo Nation
Tanya H. Lee
The sad history of uranium mining and the desolation it has wrought across tracts of Navajo country has been the subject of numerous studies, articles and surveys...
Disasters and Triumphs: 10 Major Environmental Stories in Indian Country During 2014
The 10 most prominent environmental stories of 2014 constituted a wide range of events—extreme weather, natural disasters, major administrative decisions and potent activism...
Arizona Republic Delves Deep Into Uranium-Mining Legacy on the Navajo Nation
From the Alberta oil sands to the Gulf of Mexico, Native peoples across Turtle Island are afflicted with ills related to industrial development—development that was undertaken with...
Navajo Nation to Get $1 Billion in Historic Kerr-McGee $5.15 Billion Cleanup Settlement
Kerr-McGee Corp. and its parent Anadarko Petroleum Corp...
New York Times Profiles Plight of Uranium-Plagued Navajo Reservation Residents
First it was the National Institutes of Health, and now awareness of the scourge of uranium contamination on the Navajo Nation Reservation has made its way to The New York Times ...
Once Upon a Mine: National Institutes of Health Details Uranium's Toxic Legacy to Navajo
It is no secret that uranium mines have been contaminating the Navajo reservation and its inhabitants for decades. But it wasn’t always that way...
Navajo Nation Could Get $1 Billion in Damages for Uranium Mess
The Navajo Nation could net up to $1 billion for the cleanup of abandoned uranium mines and processing plants in Cove, Arizona and Shiprock, New Mexico, after a bankruptcy judge ru...
20-Year Ban on New Uranium-Mining Claims in Grand Canyon Holds Up in Court
The Havasupai Tribe, and the Grand Canyon watershed, won in U.S...
Decision on Mt. Taylor Uranium Mine Due After September 1
[Editor's note: An earlier version of this post stated that the New Mexico Mining and Minerals Department was to deliver its decision on this matter on September 1...
Navajos Appeal to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights over Proposed Uranium Mining
The Eastern Navajo Diné is appealing to the international community to stop uranium mining in the Navajo villages of Church Rock and Crownpoint, New Mexico, attorneys for the tribe...
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