Leona Morgan, Navajo, with Twa-le Abrahamson of the Shawl Society of the Spokane Nation, describes the threat of new uranium mining to Navajos in the Church Rock, N.M., area where one of the nation's deadliest uranium spills in 1979. Broadcast live on Earthcycles from the US Social Forum in Detroit on Friday, June 25, 2010.
FEDERAL COURT RULES URANIUM CORP. CAN PROCEED TO POISON NAVAJO WATER
In June, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Uranium Resources' subsidy Hydro Resources' 160-acre parcel of land, located six miles from the Navajo Community of Church Rock, is not on Indian land and is not under federal jurisdiction. The high court's decision means Hydro Resources can seek an underground injection control permit for its in situ uranium operation from the state of New Mexico rather than the EPA.
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