The Lingering Legacy Of Uranium Mining
KUNM Call In Show 6/18 8a:
There are well over 100 abandoned uranium mines in New Mexico, and most of them are on Navajo land. Many communities are still dealing with the health and environmental consequences of uranium contamination from mines that haven’t been cleaned up.
What has uranium mining meant for your community? What should the state, tribal and federal governments be doing to fix the problem?
We’ll be asking those questions this week and we'd like to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org, post comments online or call in live during the show.
- Edith Hood, former uranium miner
- Bertha Nez, lives near Northeast Church Rock Mine
- Jordon Johnson, McKinley Community Place Matters
- Clancy Tenley, Assistant Director, Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 Superfund Division