Elections 2012
9:20 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Uranium Mining Near Canyon Subject of AZ Senate Debate in Yuma

Senate candidates, Democrat Rich Carmona and Republican Jeff Flake held their last debate Thursday in Yuma.

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4:32 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Researchers To Study Uranium Impacts On Navajo Children

Carmen Bia asks for more information about the Navajo Birth Cohort Study at the Chinle Indian Health Services.
Sean Dayzie Begay

The University of New Mexico, along with the federal and Navajo government have launched a health study 30 years after uranium mines were shut down on the Navajo Nation. Researchers plan to determine whether ongoing exposure to contaminated sites may be affecting pregnant women and children.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:00 am
Mon December 12, 2011

Hopi Tribe suing BIA over dump clean-up

Hopi and Navajo officials found this ball, which they believe was used to crush uranium at a nearby uranium mill. Tribal officials contend that the BIA allowed radioactive waste to be dumped here in the 50s and 60s.
Shelley Smithson

Lionel Puhuyesva walks across a sea of broken glass at the Tuba City Open Dump. Puhuyesva is director of the Hopi Tribe’s Water Resources Program. He has been working 12 years to clean up the groundwater beneath this landfill near Tuba City, Ariz. Last month, the Hopi Tribe sued the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs over the landfill that the federal agency operated for nearly 50 years. 

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