LB - Northland Motorsports

Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Milestones | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS | GrandCanyonTourGuide.com
Navajo-Hopi Observer | Flagstaff, Arizona

home : features : latest news May 24, 2016


9/17/2013 10:21:00 AM
Environmental Protection Agency orders uranium contamination assessments at Cameron, Smith Lake Chapter mines
El Paso Natural Gas and Western Nuclear, Inc. to investigate abandoned uranium mines on Navajo Nation
Navajo-Hopi Observer


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ordered El Paso Natural Gas and Western Nuclear, Inc. to begin work to begin investigating potential risks at abandoned uranium mine sites in Cameron and Smith Lake Chapters in the Navajo Nation.

El Paso Natural Gas will work in the Cameron Chapter to assess 24 mine sites for radiation contamination. While the assessment work will begin in spring 2014, fencing and signs will be placed around some sites this fall.

The EPA and Navajo EPA will supervise the work.

"This work, estimated to cost $2.5 million, is another element in our partnership to deal with the toxic legacy of abandoned uranium mines," said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA's administrator in the Pacific Southwest Region. "We are using all the tools available to us, including having the responsible parties pay to clean up these sites."

Western Nuclear, Inc. will begin work in mid-September at the Ruby Mines in Smith Lake Chapter to close two mine entry points, or adits, and close two vent holes. The company will also determine the work necessary to remove radiation contaminated soils from the mine areas and washes, arroyos and roads near the mine.

The work at these mine sites in Cameron and Smith Lake is part of a broader program to screen, assess, and clean up abandoned uranium mine sites throughout Navajo Nation.






    Recently Commented     Most Viewed
Mapmaker continues quest to document indigenous cultures
New documentary focuses on Native American veterans on Navajo Nation
Letter to the editor: Where do children learn to speak fluent Navajo?
Delegate Edmund Yazzie continues work for Thoreau, N.M. clinic
Pirates of the Navajo Nation under attack




Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. The email and phone info you provide will not be visible to the public. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to 1300 characters or less. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit your comment entries to five(5) per day.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search

HSE - We want to hear from you
Find more about Weather in Flagstaff, AZ
Click for weather forecast





Submission links
 •  Submit site feedback or questions

Find It Opinions Features Submit Extras Other Publications
Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Milestones | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS | Site Map
LB - Northland Motorsports

© Copyright 2016 Western News&Info, Inc.® The Navajo-Hopi Observer is the information source for the Navajo and Hopi Nations and Winslow area communities in Northern Arizona. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Western News&Info, Inc.® Navajo-Hopi Observer Online is a service of WNI. By using the Site, nhonews.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the site's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Navajo-Hopi Observer Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved