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  • Uranium: It’s worse than you think

    Westerners in towns like Durango, Colo., and Monticello, Utah, have been exposed to mine tailings for years, unaware that uranium might be even more dangerous than scientists used to believe.

  • Tribe takes on toxic waste

    The Navajo Nation creates its own version of Superfund

  • Nuclear power is back with a bang

    Jane Goetze says that before the U.S. embraces nuclear power again, we should finish cleaning up the last round of mistakes, remembering how many uranium miners have already died.

  • Moab uranium tailings: should they stay or should they go?

    The Energy Department is calling for public comment on its plans to clean up a 130-acre pile of uranium tailings and contaminated soils just upstream from Moab, Utah, on the Colorado River

  • 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

  • Follow-up

    Energy Department, Bechtel Jacobs mess up shipping of radioactive waste; Interior Department’s damaged records of Indian trust accounts; public comment time extended on Roadless Rule

  • Defending the West Desert: Utah activist Jason Groenewold

    Jason Groenewold didn’t set out to be an environmental activist, but now he directs the Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah, which is fighting toxic waste disposal in the West Desert

  • Report unearths the high cost of mining

    A new report from Earthworks and Oxfam America, Dirty Metals: Mining, Communities and the Environment, details the waste and pollution produced by modern mining

  • Uranium mill or dump?

    The White Mesa Ute Reservation near Blanding, Utah, is fighting a nearby International Uranium Corporation mill that some say is really a poorly disguised hazardous waste dump

  • Utahns beat back radioactive waste

    In the face of noisy opposition, Envirocare of Utah pulls its federal application to dump high-level radioactive waste in the desert

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