The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded three major contracts for the cleanup of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. The projects are also designed to create jobs and benefit the tribe’s economy. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.
A 20-year mining ban in Oak Creek Canyon expired in May. U.S. Forest Service officials are in the process of renewing it, but for now it leaves the area open to potential mining claims. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.