Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment



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The report presented here is a description of activities for the first year of an investigation of the health and environmental effects of radioactive contamination caused by working in and/or living near the now abandoned uranium mining and milling operations. Its focus is on McKinley County, New Mexico and its surrounding area, the location of the Eastern Navajo Agency (ENA). Whether environmental and health problems experienced by people living in the ENA are the result of their having worked in uranium mills, lived near and still living close to sources of radiation contamination is the question. Uranium mines in the ENA have been inoperative for decades, however, many abandoned and un-reclaimed open pit and underground mines, mill tailings piles remain. Hundreds of uranium drillings remain uncapped as well, and continue to pose threats to the health and the environment of people living in the area.

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This research was completed money allocated during Round 2 of the Citizens’ Monitoring and Technical Assessment Fund (MTA Fund). Clark University was named conservator of these works.

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Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment




nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons testing, environment, non-governmental organizations, United States Department of Energy, tribal governments, environmental cleanup, radioactive fallout, radioactive waste


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Durango, CO

Research on Health



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