President Begaye: No uranium exploration, extraction or transportation on Navajo lands


Last updated 7/16/2018 at 3:22pm

Navajo Nation

U.S. Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Ariz., (middle), listens as President Russell Begaye speaks during a uranium town hall meeting May 30 in Cameron.

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-President Russell Begaye is applauding the U.S. House of Representatives for its unanimous approval June 7 of an amendment that allocates $1 million from the Department of Energy to expedite the cleanup of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation.

The amendment, introduced by U.S. Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Ariz., amends the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act to designate funds to the Defense-Related Uranium Mining Program, which oversees the cleanup of more than 4,200 abandoned uranium mines in the United States. The Navajo Nation Washin...

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