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Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated landsFiled Under: Environment | National
Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands (May 19, 2017)
Tribal territory in the northeastern part of Oklahoma bears the unfortunate distinction of being known as the worst Superfund site in the United States.
Jim Kent: Putting a stop to pollution of our waters and our landsFiled Under: Environment | Health | Opinion
Jim Kent: Putting a stop to pollution of our waters and our lands (October 12, 2016)
Widespread pollution - in spite of government agencies, environmental organizations and front-line activists – is still a global concern.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine siteFiled Under: Environment | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site (September 22, 2016)
Environmental and tribal activists welcomed the government’s announcement that it had designated the Gold King Mine a Superfund site, advancing the cleanup of an area contaminated by a multimillion-gallon toxic spill last year.
Native Sun News: Largest radioactive spill was on Navajo NationFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News: Largest radioactive spill was on Navajo Nation (July 5, 2016)
Some 94 million gallons of radioactive liquid broke the dam of an evaporation pond at the Church Rock uranium facility, washing into the Rio Puerco channel, which carried it downstream past Gallup, New Mexico, and all the way to Winslow, Arizona.
Native Sun News: Comments sought on Black Hills mine cleanupFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News: Comments sought on Black Hills mine cleanup (April 28, 2016)
Taxpayers have 30 days to comment on a liability agreement that would reduce their costs by $10 million for the ongoing Superfund cleanup at the abandoned Gilt Edge Mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Colville Tribes upset by release of toxic mining chemicals into riverFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | Law | National
Colville Tribes upset by release of toxic mining chemicals into river (April 15, 2016)
A Canadian company that claims it is above U.S. law has once again released toxic chemicals into the Columbia River system.
President of Navajo Nation calls on EPA to testify at field hearingFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
President of Navajo Nation calls on EPA to testify at field hearing (April 7, 2016)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is looking into the Gold King Mine disaster but one key official is refusing to appear.
Nevada tribes welcome Superfund priority for abandoned mine Filed Under: Environment
Nevada tribes welcome Superfund priority for abandoned mine (March 30, 2016)
The Anaconda Copper Mine is located near the Yerington Paiute Reservation and has contaminated wells with uranium, arsenic, lead and other toxic chemicals.
Yakama Nation wins decision on costs of cleaning up contaminationFiled Under: Environment | Law
Yakama Nation wins decision on costs of cleaning up contamination (February 5, 2016)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must pay the tribe for costs incurred at Bradford Island, a treaty fishing site on the Columbia River.
Native Sun News: Quapaw Tribe cleans up worst Superfund siteFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Quapaw Tribe cleans up worst Superfund site (October 30, 2015)
Baseball legend Mickey Mantle’s hometown became part of the world’s first Superfund site after abandoned lead mines polluted nearby Tar Creek and ruined many people’s homes in Ottawa County.
Bill aims to address claims arising from spill at Gold King MineFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Bill aims to address claims arising from spill at Gold King Mine (September 23, 2015)
The Navajo Nation, the Southern Ute Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe have been affected by the release of an estimated 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the water system.
EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disasterFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster (September 17, 2015)
The chairman of the Southern Ute Tribe didn't get a phone call from the Administrator Gina McCarthy until this Monday, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee was told.
Navajo Nation cites 'culture of distrust' with Gold King Mine spillFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation cites 'culture of distrust' with Gold King Mine spill (September 10, 2015)
Tribal leaders felt misled by the Environmental Protection Agency soon after the August 5 incident at the abandoned mine in Colorado.
Native Sun News: Laguna Pueblo still affected by uranium mineFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Laguna Pueblo still affected by uranium mine (August 25, 2014)
Even if authorities meet demands to ban new uranium mines until abandoned ones are cleaned up no amount of effort can reclaim the cultural losses the mining has imposed to date on the Laguna, Acoma, Zuni, Hopi and Navajo people of the Four Corners area.
Terri Hansen: Far too many Superfund sites in Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Terri Hansen: Far too many Superfund sites in Indian Country (June 19, 2014)
Terri Hansen highlights a few of the 532 Superfund sites in Indian Country.
Quapaw Tribe reaches agreement to clean up Superfund sitesFiled Under: Environment
Quapaw Tribe reaches agreement to clean up Superfund sites (June 4, 2014)
Tribal lands are contaminated by waste from lead and zinc mining.
Editorial: Spokane Tribe needs more time to comment on mineFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Editorial: Spokane Tribe needs more time to comment on mine (April 29, 2014)
Newspaper says Spokane Tribe should be given more time to comment on the $193 million cleanup plan for the Midnite Mine.
Makah Nation welcomes Superfund listing for polluted siteFiled Under: Environment
Makah Nation welcomes Superfund listing for polluted site (May 22, 2013)
A polluted site on the Makah Nation in Washington could be added to the national Superfund list. The Warmhouse Beach dump was used as a dump site by the...
Charles Kader: Mohawks object to EPA Superfund cleanup plansFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Kader: Mohawks object to EPA Superfund cleanup plans (October 19, 2012)
"The Akwesasne Kanienkehaka Territory, also known as the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, is located in the immediate area of three United States Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA) designated Superfund cleanup...
Superfund site still poses a theat for St. Regis Mohawk TribeFiled Under: Environment | National
Superfund site still poses a theat for St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (March 26, 2012)
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. of New York continues to deal with pollution from a Superfund site along the St. Lawrence River. A study 20 years ago found high levels...
Mohawk man won't recognize jurisdiction of state's courtFiled Under: Environment | Law
Mohawk man won't recognize jurisdiction of state's court (February 28, 2012)
A Mohawk man appeared in New York state court on Monday to face charges for removing soil from a Superfund site near the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation. Wearing a traditional...
Mohawk man charged for digging up ground at Superfund siteFiled Under: Environment | Law
Mohawk man charged for digging up ground at Superfund site (February 7, 2012)
A Mohawk man was indicted on felony and misdemeanor charges for removing soil from a Superfund site near the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in New York. Larry Thompson, whose Mohawk...
Nathan Small: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes battle toxic giantFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Nathan Small: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes battle toxic giant (October 19, 2011)
"A few years ago, USA Today did a two-page article about the problems faced by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in their battle to clean up a Superfund plant on the Fort...
Coeur d'Alene Tribe benefits from $263.4M  Superfund  lawsuitFiled Under: Environment | Law
Coeur d'Alene Tribe benefits from $263.4M Superfund lawsuit (September 9, 2011)
A federal judge approved a $263.4 million settlement to settle a Superfund lawsuit that was originally filed by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Idaho. The tribe file the case in...
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe against 'illegal' digging at Superfund siteFiled Under: Environment
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe against 'illegal' digging at Superfund site (August 23, 2011)
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York is condemning the "illegal" actions of a man who was arrested for removing soil from a Superfund site near the reservation. The...
Mohawk man arrested for digging up ground at Superfund siteFiled Under: Environment | Law
Mohawk man arrested for digging up ground at Superfund site (August 12, 2011)
A Mohawk man was arrested on Thursday for removing soil from a Superfund site near the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in New York. Larry Thompson, whose Mohawk name is...
BIA took large administrative fee for Quapaw land consolidationFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | Law | Trust
BIA took large administrative fee for Quapaw land consolidation (August 5, 2011)
In 2003, Congress earmarked $1 million to help the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma consolidate its land base, which sits on the largest Superfund site in the U.S. Consolidation has helped...
Coeur d'Alene Tribe to share in $6.8M mine cleanup settlementFiled Under: Environment
Coeur d'Alene Tribe to share in $6.8M mine cleanup settlement (February 16, 2011)
The Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Idaho will share in a $6.8 million settlement to clean up a defunct mine in the Coeur d’Alene Basin. Atlantic Richfield Co. agreed to pay...

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