Uranium Mining Left a Legacy of Death

Deseret News Publishing Company

This article, published in Deseret News, addresses the effects of uranium mining in southeastern Utah. The article discusses the health effects suffered by former uranium miners, the state of remediation efforts at thousands of abandoned mines and the toxic legacy that remains, and the ongoing debate about whether the U.S. government knew the risks of radiation exposure to local residents and miners. A link to a related article entitled "Compensation Elusive for Most Navajo Radiation Victims" is also included.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Opinion
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Biogeoscience, Environmental Science