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Navajo Nation: Cleaning Up Abandoned Uranium Mines

Trust Mines: Site Photographs

Photographs related to the abandoned uranium mine cleanup work near Trust Mines.

  • Mining Debris October 2016: The Navajo Abandoned Mine Lands Reclamation Program closed this portal into NA-0904.
  • Researcher is walking though desert region with a backpack mounted GPS locator and a handheld device to scan for gamma radiation September 2016: The Phase 1 Trustee's contractor is conducting radiation scans at 16 of the priority mines.
  • Worker leaving mine entrance to Mitten 3 October 2016: The Phase 1 Trustee's contractor is conducting an investigation at Mitten No. 3 in Oljato Chapter.
  • View towards Charles Keith Mine October 2016: The Phase 1 Trustee is conducting an investigation at Charles Keith in Oljato Chapter.
  • Closed mine entrance October 2016: The Navajo Abandoned Mine Lands Reclamation Program closed portals like the one shown here at the Charles Keith mine.
  • Desert landscape October 2016: The Phase 1 Trustee is conducting an investigation at Harvey Blackwater No. 3 mine in Dennehotso Chapter.
  • Desert ridgeline October 2016: The Phase 1 Trustee is conducting an investigation of the Eunice Becenti mine.
  • EPA Contractor in yellow vest with handheld device and backpack October 2016: Uranium was mined at Eunice Becenti from 1953-1959.
  • EPA contractor with backpack standing in a flat desert area October 2016: The Phase 1 Trustee is conducting radiation scans at 16 of the priority mines.
  • Desert ridgeline October 2016: The Phase 1 Trustee is conducting radiation scans at 16 of the priority mines.
  • sandstone with sagebrush October 2016: The Hoskie Tso No. 1 mine contains this natural sandstone outcrop with elevated radiation.
  • standing water in a pond with water tank in background October 2016: The Trustee will sample this water source near Hoskie Tso No. 1.
  • Water Sampling The Trustee’s contractors are sampling water sources near the mines.
  • Barton No. 3 October 2016: The Phase 1 Trustee is conducting an investigation at Barton No. 3 mine (pictured above) in Red Mesa Chapter.
  • Alongo Mines Site October 2016: The Phase 1 Trustee is conducting an investigation at the Alongo mine in Red Valley Chapter.
  • Sadie Hoskie April 2016: The Phase 1 Trust Settlement Trustee, Sadie Hoskie, participates in the Monument Valley open house in April 2016.
  • Children looking at information poster with Carl Holiday April 2016: Carl Holiday, Community Liaison for the Phase 1 Trustee, meets with residents at the Monument Valley Uranium Open House.
  • Desert landscape with power lines and ridge in background October 2016: Uranium was mined at Boyd Tisi No. 2 from 1957-1958. Since 2015, the Phase 1 Trustee is conducting an investigation of the mine.
  • Desert landscape with barbed wire fencing visible Claim 28 is an abandoned uranium mine in the Tachee/Blue Gap Chapter where the Phase 1 Trustee conducted an investigation. Additionally, the Phase 2 Settlement provides funds to conduct a water study and cleanup the mine site.