Abandoned Uranium Mines

EPA

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.


EPA

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.

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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.


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has allocated nearly $900,000 to the Navajo Nation for the cleanup of abandoned uranium mines. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s the latest effort to remediate hundreds of sites on the reservation.