August 12, 2014
Crews clean the contaminated North East Church Rock mine on the Navajo Nation in 2009. The cleanup was part of the EPA’s five-year plan meant to address the most significant issues surrounding abandoned uranium mines on Navajo lands. (
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The people behind Clean Up the Mines understand that others have been trying for years to clean up abandoned uranium mines and have mostly met with limited success. But they say that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t keep trying.