Yellow Dirt

A Poisoned Land and the Betrayal of the Navajos

by Judy Pasternak

Yellow Dirt

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In the thick of World War II, as the U.S. aimed to produce an atom bomb, the two prime sources of uranium were near the Arctic Circle and in the Belgian Congo. That is, until the Army found a lot of it in the Navajo homeland in northeastern Arizona. After the mining ended, federal inspectors let the companies go without cleaning up. And so the very poor and practical Navajos discovered that the ore, nicely squared off by the blasting, made very good foundations, floors, bread ovens and

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