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  • A uranium mill makes no sense in western Colorado

    A uranium mill makes no sense in western Colorado

    The uranium mill proposed for western Colorado will have harmful effects on the health and environment of the entire region.

  • A contaminated history unearthed

    A contaminated history unearthed

    Investigative reporter Judy Pasternak describes uranium's effects on the Navajo Nation in Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed.

  • Let's not forget the hidden costs of uranium mining

    Let's not forget the hidden costs of uranium mining

    Uranium mining hasn't caused any massive cave-ins or oil spills, but it has resulted in a huge death toll all the same.

  • Dueling Claims

    Dueling Claims

    A tribal attempt to protect New Mexico's Mount Taylor sparks a bitter struggle over uranium mining, religious differences and claims to an ancient landscape.

  • Sci-fi conservation

    Sci-fi conservation

    Enviros create force-fields around national parks. Also: Recovery Act funds are coming to BLM lands in the Western states.

  • 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.

  • A well

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

  • A patient

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

  • 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

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