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  • A patient

    Kathleen Tsosie, who has devoted her life to helping others, now faces the frightening possibility that her breast cancer has returned.

  • A well

    Glenda Rangel and her family grew up drinking from and swimming in water tanks dangerously polluted with uranium.

  • An activist

    Nellie Sandoval, the mother of scientist Stefanie Raymond-Whish, has become an outspoken activist as a result of her own struggle with breast cancer.

  • Art and the atomic age

    Art and the atomic age

    Radioactive disposal sites and other residuals of the bomb era.

  • Bomb test stirs up fear in Nevada desert

    "Divine Strake" — a proposed weapons detonation at the Nevada Test Site – has stirred up fears of radioactive contamination and the possibility of a new nuclear arms race

  • Citizens wary of their nuclear neighbor

    Sandia National Laboratories wants to monitor the nuclear waste in a Cold War-era landfill just outside Albuquerque, rather than excavate it or try to move it elsewhere

  • Drilling Could Wake a Sleeping Giant

    In 1969, the Atomic Energy Commission exploded an underground nuclear bomb in western Colorado; today, the site of Project Rulison is attracting natural gas drillers

  • Navajos pay for industry's mistakes

    The federal Radiation Exposure Compensation Act was created to compensate uranium miners and mill workers sickened by their jobs, but on the Navajo Reservation, Dr. Bruce Baird Struminger says the program has proved flawed

  • On Cancer’s Trail

    The women in Stefanie Raymond-Whish’s family have a history of breast cancer, and the young Navajo biologist wants to know whether the uranium on the reservation might have something to do with it.

  • The Fourth Wave

    With uranium prices rising, speculators are looking anew at busted mining towns like Jeffrey City, Wyo., but locals have learned to be skeptical

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