Abandoned Uranium Mines

Former Uranium Mines On Navajo Nation Up For Assessments

Mar 2, 2020

Officials from the Navajo Nation and the federal government are taking a closer look at more than a dozen former uranium mines on the reservation.  The tribe and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached an agreement years ago to assess sites where they haven’t found a mining company that would be responsible for the work.


Officials with the Navajo Nation and federal government finalized an agreement last week in the ongoing effort to clean up hundreds of abandoned uranium mines on the reservation. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a Navajo-owned company a contract to control erosion at an abandoned uranium mine on the reservation. It’s part of a larger cleanup effort of hundreds of sites on the tribe’s land. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking proposals from small business to clean up abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation and in northwestern New Mexico.


Democratic Congressman Tom O’Halleran has won a second term in the U.S. House. That means five out Arizona’s nine congressional districts will be held by Democrats in the upcoming 116th Congress, which convenes in January. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.