Legal Documents and Settlements related to abandoned uranium mines (AUMs) on the Navajo Nation including: the Phase 1 Settlement Agreement, Phase 1 Trust Agreement, Phase 2 Settlement Agreement, and the Phase 2 Removal Site Evaluation (RSE) Trust Agreement.
Phase 1 Settlement Agreement (PDF)(19 pp, 2 MB,
The United States and the Navajo Nation entered into a settlement agreement on April 8, 2015 called the Phase 1 Settlement Agreement to investigate 16 priority mines.
Phase 1 Trust Agreement (PDF)(33 pp, 3 MB,
The United States and the Navajo Nation entered into a trust agreement which provides for a trustee, Sadie Hoskie, to conduct removal site evaluations at the 16 priority abandoned uranium mines listed in the Phase 1 Settlement Agreement.
Phase 2 Settlement Agreement and Addendum 1 (PDF)(49 pp, 16 MB,
September 12, 2017)
The United States and the Navajo Nation entered into a settlement agreement on July 13, 2016 called the Phase 2 Settlement Agreement to clean up as necessary the 16 priority mines in the Phase 1 settlement, conduct Removal Site Evaluations at 30 abandoned uranium mines, and conduct two water studies at mines. Addendum 1 includes information about the 13 AUMs that will be assessed in the Western AUM Region and the Claim 28 water study.