Irene Dehiya inside her home in Mariano Lake, NM. Dehiya's home is contaminated after years of exposure to the Gulf uranium mine.
Activist Janene Yazzie near her home in Lupton, AZ.
In the winter of 2014 I worked on an multimedia report dealing with the current day impact of the 1979 Church Rock uranium mine spill. The accident, which was the result of a dam break, remains the largest of it’s kind in US history. However, it is just one piece of the much larger issue dealing with the history of uranium mining on and near Navajo land.
You can see the full story about this issue here.
Jonathan Perry, Council Delegate for the Becenti Chapter House in Crownpoint, NM. Perry is part of the effort to stop any new uranium mining from happening on or near Navajo land.
A small barbed-wire fence marks the boundary of Haystack 1 a former open-pit uranium mine in McKinley county, NM.
Irene Delgarito outside her home in Mariano Lake, NM. Delarito's home is just a few feet away from the former Gulf uranium mine now EPA superfund site.
Tony Hood, a resident of Red Water Pond, stands next to an old uranium mine ventilation shaft in Church Rock, AZ. Hood is a veteran and former uranium miner.
Churchrock Chapter House president Johnnie Henry Jr. outside the chapterhouse offices in Church Rock, AZ. Henry is in favor of uranium mining as a means of creating jobs for his community.
Dusk sets over the community of Becenti, NM.