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Navajo Nation: Cleaning Up Abandoned Uranium Mines

Navajo Nation: Cleaning Up Abandoned Uranium Mines

From 1944 to 1986, nearly 30 million tons of uranium ore were extracted from Navajo lands under leases with the Navajo Nation. This website describes how five federal agencies are working together to reduce the highest risks to Navajo people from uranium contamination resulting from the abandoned mines.

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Map of Abandoned Uranium Mines on the Navajo Nation