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Navajo Water Supply is More Horrific Than Flint, But No One Cares Because They’re Native American

Last week, Diné No Nukes participated in protests in Washington, D.C. to raise awareness of past and ongoing contamination of water supplies in the west, which disproportionately affects Indian country.

“The delegation is warning of the toxic legacy caused by more than 15,000 AUMs nationwide, extreme water contamination, surface strip coal mining and power plants burning coal-laced with radioactive particles, radioactive waste from oil well drilling in the Bakken Oil Range, mill tailings, waste storage, and renewed mining threats to sacred places such as Mt. Taylor in New Mexico and Red Butte in Arizona.”

These uranium mines cause radioactive contamination, and as a result all the residents in their vicinity are becoming nuclear radiation victims,” said Petuuche Gilbert of the Laguna Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment, the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment and Indigenous World Association. “New Mexico and the federal government have provided little funding for widespread clean up and only occasionally are old mines remediated.  The governments of New Mexico and the United States have a duty to clean up these radioactive mines and mills and, furthermore, to perform health studies to determine the effects of radioactive poisoning. The MASE and LACSE organizations oppose new uranium mining and demand legacy uranium mines to be cleaned up,” said Mr. Gilbert.

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3 thoughts on “Navajo Water Supply is More Horrific Than Flint, But No One Cares Because They’re Native American”

  1. This took place in our neighborhood. Tucson, AZ close to a company that would take daily water and dumping it on our grounds where there would be no homes, but still added up and got into the wells water. But because we were the lower income area it was ignored for years until it had to go to court.

  2. What the hell is wrong with these money hungry fools in DC!!! This is inexcusable! Depopulate the Americans! Can you not contact someone that can investigate and take the water to Washington and see if they risk drinking this crap! Sorry for the language.

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