US: Uranium Mining on Navajo Lands
Marsha Shaiman April-June 1998 Race and Class v39 n4 p81-84

This journal article from Race and Class discusses how the US government is planning to establish uranium mining and processing plants on Navajo land in New Mexico, despite a moratorium and opposition by native groups. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission argues that any negative impacts can be rescued, but the process for uranium extraction involves chemical contamination of groundwater, making desert living more precarious.


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Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Science:Energy:Nuclear Energy, Environmental Science:Mineral Resources:Mining
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Policy Resources:Opinion, Journal Article
Environmental Policy: Environmental Decision-Making Keywords: Navaho, Dine, Dineh