Following Decades Of High Cancer Rates & Birth Defects, EPA Begins Cleanup Of Uranium Mines On Navajo Reservation

The EPA and Navajo Nation have identified 523 abandoned uranium mines scattered throughout Arizona and New Mexico, including dozens located dangerously close to homes or water sources.

An EPA employee takes a radiation level reading at an abandoned mine in, Nev. After decades of complaints, the EPA has began work to reverse the devastating effects of uranium mine pollution on the Navajo Nation.

MINNEAPOLIS --- A cleanup effort funded by a $1 billion bankruptcy settlement is underway to reverse the devastating effects of uranium mine pollution on the Navajo Nation. Hundreds of abandoned mines are scattered across their territory in Arizona and New Mexico, and on Aug. 31 the Environmental Protection Agency issued a request for bids,

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Native Communities Feel The Heat Of Climate Change In The Southwest

Hopi officials’ moves to impound Navajo-owned sheep goes beyond a mere tribal dispute over grazing land to reveal how acutely climate change is impacting Native traditions and ways of life in the American Southwest.

A coal-burning facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

This Sept. 4, 2011, file photo shows the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz.  Photo: Ross D. Franklin/AP PINON, Arizona --- Sheep have been an integral part of the lives of generations of Diné, providing food and wool to those living in relative isolation atop the Black Mesa in the

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Anadarko Petroluem Fined Billions For Pollution Across The US

In a record-setting environmental settlement for the Justice Department, an oil company pays big for 85 years of polluting activities conducted by a company it acquired in 2006.

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On Thursday, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and the U.S. Justice Department announced they had reached a $5.15 billion settlement after the company was found guilty of environmental contamination in 22 states and the Navajo Nation, located in Arizona and New Mexico, that required the largest cleanup of hazardous chemicals in the U.S. in

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