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ID:

104

Date:

2006-11-19

Headline:

Uranium mine waste sickened Navaho and U.S. did little to help

Reporter's name:

Judy Pasternak

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Los Angeles Times

City:

Los Angeles, CA

Summary:

The U.S. government did little to help Navaho Indians in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah whose homes were built with materials contaminated with radiation, despite the government being the source of the radiation, the Los Angeles Times reported in a story that relied heavily on information obtained under FOIA from the Environmental Protection Agency and Indian Health Service.

Keywords:

radiation contamination, Navaho, uranium mines, cancer


Agencies:

EPA

States:

UT

Categories:

American Indian affairs
environment


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