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Salt River Project

The Navajo Generating Station near Page is slated to close in 2019. That raises questions about what might happen to the water the plant currently draws from the Colorado River. Arizona Public Radio’s Melissa Sevigny reports. 


THE CENTER FOR LAND USE INTERPRETATION

For more than a decade, about 20 gallons of uranium-contaminated groundwater have been pumped per minute into a disposal pond from beneath a tailings site on the eastern edge of the Navajo Nation.

Earth Notes: The Verde River Exchange

Mar 22, 2017
Friends of the Verde River Greenway

Every year on March 22 the United Nations celebrates World Water Day. And one way to mark the occasion locally is with a new program aimed at keeping water in the Verde River.


Whit Richardson

Grand Canyon National Park officials say the park’s drinking water is a little cloudy - just like it is this time every year due to tiny particles of dissolved rock and minerals from snowmelt and spring rains.

EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a grant to Diné College to study abandoned uranium mines. It’ll allow students on the Navajo Nation to develop cleanup strategies at 50 of the most dangerous sites. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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