tag: uranium

Bryan Newland and Fawn Sharp
Tribal leaders urged lawmakers to pass a package of bills that would protect cultural and sacred sites on public lands.
Uranium on Navajo Nation
Remnants of more than 500 uranium mines on the Navajo Nation have been a threat to residents for decades.
Pinyon Plain Mine formerly known as Canyon Mine
A federal appeals court ruled that a uranium mine near the Grand Canyon can operate, even though it sits on land declared off-limits to new mining.
Uranium on Navajo Nation
On July 16, 1979, a dam broke at a uranium mine, releasing 1,100 tons of radioactive waste and pouring 94 million gallons of contaminated water onto the Navajo Nation.
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Indigenous artists from North America and beyond document their relationships with nuclear testing and uranium contamination in a new exhibit.
Klee Benally
The Environmental Protection Agency will award $220 million in contracts to clean up some of the hundreds of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation.
keepitgrand
For four years, the Trump administration took steps to boost uranium mining for what it called national security reasons, a move environmentalists saw as an attempt to open the door to mining near the Grand Canyon.
mistyplentywolf
The Trump administration has approved a controversial mining operation on Sioux Nation treaty territory in South Dakota.
tomudallfarewell
Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) discusses Indian issues as he delivers his final speech on the U.S. Senate floor on December 8, 2020.