Public Health New Mexico
2:32 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Navajo Nation To Receive $1.2 Billion For Uranium Cleanup

Uranium mines on Navajo land
Credit Environmental Protection Agency

The Navajo Nation is set to receive over a billion dollars to clean up abandoned uranium mines on tribal land. The money comes after years of court battles with mining companies.

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Poverty and Public Health
5:50 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

EPA To Inspect Acoma Pueblo For Radioactive Materials

The Environmental Protection Agency says they'll be inspecting properties on Acoma Pueblo in western New Mexico for radioactive materials. The assessment is one of numerous being conducted in the southwest, and in Indian Country.

Since 2009, the EPA says they've been doing structural assessments of properties near former uranium mills and mines, including the Navajo Nation, Laguna Pueblo and now Acoma Pueblo.

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Local News
12:40 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Industry plans for uranium deconversion plant near Hobbs

On Thursday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will be hosting a public meeting about a proposed uranium deconversion plant near Hobbs, N.M.

In 2009, International Isotopes submitted an application to the NRC, which oversees the nation’s nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities. At the proposed Fluorine Extraction Process and Depleted Uranium Deconversion Plant, depleted uranium hexafluoride will be “deconverted” into fluorine products for commercial sale.

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10:32 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Economics of Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon

Photo via www.greentechmedia.com

In the last decade the price of uranium has shot up. Some of the richest uranium deposits just happen to be on land surrounding a national treasure – the Grand Canyon. A ban on new claims is set to expire next month (December), but as Laurel Morales reports for the Fronteras Chaning America Desk, that doesn’t mean that it will.

9:49 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Ban on Uranium Mining Near GCNP Advances

Photo via Wikimedia courtesy of Creative Commons.

The Obama Administration released this week its plan to ban new uranium mining on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park for 20 years. But this may not be the end of the battle. For the Fronteras Changing America Desk Laurel Morales reports from Flagstaff.


KUNM Local
12:07 pm
Fri September 30, 2011

EPA To Clean Up Uranium Mine on Navajo Nation

Photo via www.news.stanford.edu

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week plans to clean up the largest and highest priority uranium mine on the Navajo Nation. Laurel Morales reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk.

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