The company left abandoned uranium mine
sites, including contaminated waste rock piles, in the Lukachukai Mountains of Arizona, the Eastern Agency of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, and in the Ambrosia Lake/Grants Mining District of New Mexico.
Caption: Waste outside as abandoned uranium mine
on the Navajo Nation, Cameron, Arizona (c) Joshua Lott
On the other side of the cliff wall was a huge abandoned uranium mine
In Australia, the tailings dam of an abandoned uranium mine
was burst by monsoon rains, and subsequent dispersal of the waste by river and wind has polluted an area of 100 square kilometers of land--driving out the Aboriginal people who lived there.
This work at the Mariano Lake and Smith Lake sites is part of a broader program to screen, assess, and clean up abandoned uranium mine
sites throughout Navajo Nation.
NNAML will use the funds for various projects, including: training staff on pertinent EPA regulations; purchasing field equipment such as advanced GIS instruments and gamma detectors; and developing age-appropriate abandoned uranium mine
safety materials for Navajo children and teens.
Currently, EPA is overseeing the work EPNG is performing at the 19 Cameron-area abandoned uranium mine
sites under a 2013 administrative settlement agreement.
to begin work to investigate potential risks at abandoned uranium mine
sites in Cameron and Smith Lake Chapters in the Navajo Nation.
Contamination also occurs when people use materials found at abandoned uranium mine
sites to construct new homes.
Approximately $59 million will be allocated to pay for work at locations including abandoned uranium mine
sites in and near the Navajo Nation territory; Flat Top Mine, Ludlow, S.