Navajo Nation Mining

Navajo Nation: Cleaning Up Abandoned Uranium Mines …

This site provides information about the progress of EPA's cleanup of abandoned uranium mines on Navajo and Hopi lands and in other areas of Arizona and New Mexico, including health impacts, major enforcement and removal milestones, and community actions.

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Navajos ban uranium mining on reservation - US news ...

Apr 22, 2005· The Navajo Nation has outlawed uranium mining on its land, which sprawls across parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah and has one of the world's largest deposits of uranium ore.

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Uranium Mining in Navajo Nation | Environmental Justice in ...

Mining companies flocked to Navajo Nation, employing about 3,000 Navajo men. Workers were only paid an hourly wage of about $0.81 to $1.00 in 1949, yet many families initially viewed uranium mining as an employment opportunity. [1]

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Navajo Nation - Office of Surface Mining

Navajo Nation Oversight Documents. The Oversight Document System (ODocs) is a new depository library OSMRE developed containing oversight documentation related to State/Tribes oversight program.

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Environmental Impacts - Navajo Nation

Environmental Impacts on the Navajo Nation from Uranium Mining This page was written by Erin Klauk as part of the DLESE Community Services Project: Integrating Research in Education . Former miner Joe Ray Harvey at an abandoned uranium mine near Cove, Arizona.

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Navajo Nation's purchase of a New Mexico coalmine is …

The Navajo Nation got coal for Christmas this year – literally. On December 30, a Navajo tribal corporation finally completed its drawn-out purchase of the Navajo Mine, the sole supplier of coal ...

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Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources

The coveted event is a collaborated effort between the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department, the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, the Navajo Nation Division of Health, and Navajoyes.org, which is an entity that promotes healthy living for the youth.

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NAVAJO NATION DPM

**Announcement** Starting March 01, 2017, Department of Personnel Management is requesting that you attach your Navajo Nation Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) to your Navajo Nation Employment Application (Revised 09/16/2016) to receive Navajo Preference.

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Coal Mining On Navajo Nation In Arizona Takes Heavy …

Jun 06, 2013· KAYENTA, Ariz. — In a dimly-lit home off a tangle of dirt roads on the Navajo Nation, 80-year-old Simon Crank sits on his living room couch, recalling the days when executives from a coal ...

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Navajo Nation - UMWA

The United Mine Workers of America proudly represents thousands of public and private employees across the Navajo Nation. Workers on tribal lands are unlike any other in North America, with local union members spread out over vast areas.

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Navajo Nation - Wikipedia

There's a resource curse on the Navajo Nation. The 27,000-square-mile reservation straddling parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah has an extremely high abundance of many energy resources ...

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OSMRE WR Major Programs - Tribal Partners: Navajo Nation

The Navajo Nation extends into the states of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, covering over 27,000 square miles. This area is larger than ten of the fifty states in America. On May 16, 1988, the Office of Surface Mining (OSMRE) approved the Navajo Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Program (NAMLRP) and associated Navajo AML Code / Plan.

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Navajo Mine owners ready to take over from BHP

Navajo Mine employs about 375 workers, 80 percent of whom are Navajo. BHP is divesting its coal operations in the Four Corners after more than 30 years in the area. NTEC was created to facilitate the transaction and oversee the operation.

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EPA grants $429,000 to Navajo Nation college for uranium ...

EPA grants $429,000 to Navajo Nation college for uranium mine study College students and professors assist EPA officials in studying the impact of abandoned uranium mines in northeast Arizona ...

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Navajo Nation - Official Site

Aug 14 Navajo Nation Council celebrates Navajo Code Talker Day. ... Jr. and Congressman Tom O'Halleran meet with abandoned uranium mine community members (1.4 ) Aug 01 Health, Education, and Human Services Committee supports amendments to Navajo enrollment requirements.

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For The Navajo Nation, Uranium Mining's Deadly Legacy ...

Apr 10, 2016· The federal government is cleaning up a long legacy of uranium mining within the Navajo Nation — some 27,000 square miles spread across Utah, New Mexico and Arizona that is home to more than ...

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Cleaning Up Abandoned Uranium Mines | Navajo Nation ...

Background. From 1944 to 1986, nearly 30 million tons of uranium ore were extracted from Navajo lands under leases with the Navajo Nation. Many Navajo people worked the mines, often living and raising families in close proximity to the mines and mills.

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Uranium Mining On Navajo Indian Land | Cultural Survival

The Navajo miners knew nothing of all this and they and other miners were prevented from gaining too much knowledge by the complicity of the government and mining companies in choosing not to tell the miners.

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Government - Navajo Nation

Navajo Nation Government Offices - Window Rock Map : Office of Miss Navajo Nation: Office of Management and Budget: Office of the Controller - FMIS Login Page: Office of the President and Vice-President: Office of the Tax Commission: Navajo Nation Washington Office:

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Departments – Navajo Nation Division of Natural …

To manage, protect, conserve and preserve the Navajo Nation's natural and cultural resources for the benefit of the Navajo people

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Coal Mining in Navajo Nation: Are the consequences …

Marie Justice, a Navajo truck driver at the coal mine and president of the United Mine Workers local, encapsulated the miners' sense of abandonment at one of the Interior Department hearings.

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Navajo Nation Uranium Assessments | Ecology and ...

Navajo Nation Uranium Assessments For more than 30 years and at over 400 locations, E & E has worked closely with the Navajo Nation EPA and USEPA Region 9 to investigate and clean up uranium-contaminated sites across Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah that threaten human, livestock, and environmental health.

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Cursed by Coal: Mining the Navajo Nation - YouTube

Mar 18, 2015· But the mining and burning have also caused environmental degradation, serious health issues, and displacement. VICE News travels to the Navajo Nation to find out how its abundance of coal is ...

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First on CNN: Navajo Nation sues EPA over toxic mine spill ...

Aug 16, 2016· A year after 3 million gallons of heavy metal sludge from the shuttered Gold King Mine gushed into a tributary of the Animas River, the Navajo Nation is …

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Mining on Navajo Nation | MASE:

The Navajo Nation Government unanimously passed a Uranium Mining Ban on tribal lands in April of 2005. Despite this ban, mining corporations like Hydro Resources Inc. (HRI) and Uranium Resources Inc. (URI) have relentlessly pursued permits for new mines, including mines on native sacred sites in New Mexico.

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Navajo Nation Mining - woodenlace.co.za

The Navajo Nation has banned any future uranium mining and fights mining on adjacent lands. Galisteo Basin and northern New mexican counties have been threatened by predatory oil and gas contracts that can leave land owners with degraded land and possible health threats.

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Here's What Coal Mining Is Doing to Communities in …

Coal mines in the Navajo Nation are poisoning the air and water — and the companies that run them want to expand their operations.

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Abandoned Uranium Mines Plague Navajo Nation :: …

Navajo Nation EPA is currently researching and identifying the mining companies responsible for the waste. The paper trail is long, but under the Superfund Act, these companies can be held accountable for the cost.

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