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Navajo Nation: Cleaning Up Abandoned Uranium Mines

El Paso Natural Gas Mines Fact Sheets

These fact sheets contain information about El Paso Natural Gas Mines, 19 abandoned uranium mine claims generally located along the Little Colorado River or Highway 89 near Cameron, AZ.

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  • Map of the Western Abandoned Uranium Mine Region (PDF)(1 pg, 6 MB, 07/03/2017)
    Map of the Western Abandoned Uranium Mine (AUM) Region, more than 100 abandoned uranium mine claims generally located along the Little Colorado River and Highway 89 in the Cameron, Coalmine Canyon, Bodaway/Gap, and Leupp Chapters in Northern Arizona.
  • Western AUM Region Factsheet (PDF)(2 pp, 6 MB, 05/2017)
    Information about the Western Abandoned Uranium Mine (AUM) Region, more than 100 abandoned uranium mine claims generally located along the Little Colorado River and Highway 89 in the Cameron, Coalmine Canyon, Bodaway/Gap, and Leupp Chapters.
  • Cameron Chapter Meeting Handout (PDF)(2 pp, 237 K, 06/10/2015)
    Handout from the Cameron Chapter meeting on El Paso Natural Gas (EPNG) planned work.
  • EPA Fact Sheet: Abandoned Uranium Mines - How to Stay Safe (PDF)(2 pp, 363 K, 11/10/2014)
    An EPA Fact Sheet created for the Dzil Libei Elementary School, Cameron Chapter, explaining the history and dangers of uranium mines, as well as precautionary measures that should be taken around mining areas and water impacted by mining. The fact sheet includes a local interactive map for children.