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For The Navajo Nation, Uranium Mining's Deadly Legacy Lingers

 


The federal government is cleaning up a long legacy of uranium mining within the Navajo Nation — some 27,000 square miles spread across Utah, New Mexico and Arizona that is home to more than 250,000 people.

Many Navajo people have died of kidney failure and cancer, conditions linked to uranium contamination. And new research from the CDC shows uranium in babies born now.

http://www.ktoo.org/2016/04/10/navajo-nation-uranium-minings-deadly-legacy-lingers/

 

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