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  • For Some Native Americans, Uranium Contamination Feels ...

    Nov 14, 2017 · For Some Native Americans, Uranium Contamination Feels Like Discrimination. Nez's sister Sadie Bill drives out to an abandoned uranium mine called Claim 28. Along the way, she points to the site of her neighbor's home that was so contaminated it had to be hauled away. "She passed on about 2 1/2 years ago," Bill said.

  • 6 Potential Environmental Effects of Uranium Mining ...

    Uranium Mining in ia on Drinking Water Sources. a uranium mine/mill complex in the United States occurred near Church Rock, New Mexico, in June 1979. A breach of an earthen dam containing solid and liquid tailings caused the release of 1,100 tons of radioactive mill .

  • The History of Uranium Mining and the Navajo People

    From World War II until 1971, the government was the sole purchaser of uranium ore in the United States. Uranium mining occurred mostly in the southwestern United States and drew many Native Americans and others into work in the mines and mills.