Navajo Nation urges expansion of radiation exposure law

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Navajo Nation urges expansion of radiation exposure law

Dozens of old uranium mines dot reservation
Teddy Nez stands on his property adjacent to the Northeast Church Rock Mine in northwestern New Mexico on March 12, 2008. Behind him is a 50-foot uranium waste pile from mining operations. The Navajo Nation is urging Congress to expand a federal law that compensates people exposed to radiation.
Navajo miners work at the Kerr McGee uranium mine at Cove, Ariz., on the Navajo reservation in Arizona on May 7, 1953. The Navajo Nation is urging Congress to expand a federal law that compensates people exposed to radiation.
While United Nuclear Corp. uses a combination of hand work and heavy machinery to clear up a uranium tailings spill, signs along the Rio Puerco warn residents in three languages to avoid the water in Church Rock, N.M., seen on Nov. 13, 1979.

Navajo Nation urges expansion of radiation exposure law

Teddy Nez stands on his property adjacent to the Northeast Church Rock Mine in northwestern New Mexico on March 12, 2008. Behind him is a 50-foot uranium waste pile from mining operations. The Navajo Nation is urging Congress to expand a federal law that compensates people exposed to radiation.
Navajo miners work at the Kerr McGee uranium mine at Cove, Ariz., on the Navajo reservation in Arizona on May 7, 1953. The Navajo Nation is urging Congress to expand a federal law that compensates people exposed to radiation.
While United Nuclear Corp. uses a combination of hand work and heavy machinery to clear up a uranium tailings spill, signs along the Rio Puerco warn residents in three languages to avoid the water in Church Rock, N.M., seen on Nov. 13, 1979.
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