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EPA: Navajo Nation water, soil returning to pre-spill conditions 29.8.2015 Durango Herald
NENAHNEZAD, N.M. – The concentration of metals in the San Juan River on the Navajo Nation is returning to what it was before the release of toxic sludge from a gold mine reached the reservation, federal officials said Friday.The U.S. Environmental Protection agency released new data of surface water and soil samples from nearly a...
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Navajo Nation reopens irrigation canal 3 weeks after mine spill 29.8.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
The Navajo Nation reopened an irrigation canal along the San Juan River in New Mexico on Friday, more than three weeks after a 3-million gallon mine wastewater spill upstream in ...
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold Colorado mine spill hearing 27.8.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs announced Wednesday it will "demand answers from the Environmental Protection Agency" at a hearing on the Gold King Mine spill that happened earlier this month above ...
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Investigation: EPA, state missed potential for mine blowout 27.8.2015 Yahoo: US National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republicans say they're not satisfied with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claim that a 3-million-gallon toxic spill from an inactive gold mine was likely "inevitable," even though there had been prior warnings that such a spill could ...
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Navajo farmers reject use of water 25.8.2015 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – One of the largest communities of Navajo farmers along the San Juan River has voted to keep irrigation canals closed for at least a year following a spill of toxic sludge at the Gold King Mine above Silverton.The unanimous vote by more than 100 farmers in Shiprock, New Mexico, was heart-wrenching and guarantees...
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Navajo farmer group will sacrifice crops to avoid using mine-contaminated water 25.8.2015 LA Times: Nation
One of the largest communities of Navajo farmers along the San Juan River has voted to keep irrigation canals closed for at least a year after a spill of toxic sludge at a Colorado gold mine.
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Navajo Nation not lifting San Juan River closure after EPA OK's water 25.8.2015 Denver Post: Local
The Navajo Nation said Monday morning it will not reopen the San Juan River for agricultural use even after the Environmental Protection Agency announced last week water quality rebounded from the major mine wastewater spill ...
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Navajo farmers reject use of water after mine spill 24.8.2015 Yahoo: US National
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — One of the largest communities of Navajo farmers along the San Juan River has voted to keep irrigation canals closed for at least a year following a toxic spill at a Colorado gold mine.
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Plan for clean-up of Gold King Mine area stymied for years 21.8.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Twice in the mid-2000s, a program intended to clean up the mine-fouled waterways in the region around the Gold King Mine failed to find traction in Congress, where a fight between miners and environmentalists kept the idea from going ...
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Navajo Nation president eyes lifting advisory on river water 21.8.2015 Yahoo: US National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The quality of San Juan River water on the Navajo Nation has returned to what it was before a spill at a Colorado gold mine sent toxic sludge into the waterway, federal officials said ...
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EPA: San Juan River quality in Navajo country is at pre-Colorado spill levels 20.8.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
DURANGO — The Environmental Protection Agency announced late Wednesday water quality in the San Juan River has returned to levels recorded before 3 million gallons of mine waste ...
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Navajo farmers suffer after Colorado mine fouls southwest rivers 18.8.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
SHIPROCK, N.m. —Roy Etcitty walked from his dead crops to the nearby banks of the San Juan River, where he stood in the mud and cried.
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Colorado mine spill now threatens Navajo Nation's spiritual culture 18.8.2015 Denver Post: Local
SHIPROCK, n.m. — The Colorado mine spill that contaminated the San Juan River has done more than hurt Navajo Nation farmers and ...
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Navajo Nation Farmers Feel The Weight Of Colorado Mine Spill 18.8.2015 NPR News
The spill of heavy metals into the Animas River has contaminated water for hundreds of farmers in the Navajo Nation downstream, bringing up memories of past environmental disasters.
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Demanding Water Rights, Indigenous Protesters Tell McCain 'Get Off Our Land' 18.8.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Protesters Confront John McCain During Visit To Navajo Capital 18.8.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Adriano Tsinigine, 17, wore his finest traditional jewelry -- a turquoise necklace, stamped silver and turquoise bowguard, and watch -- for the Navajo Code Talker Day festivities in Window Rock, Arizona, this past Friday. He was there partly to honor his late great-grandfather Wilford Buck, a Navajo code talker  who served during World War II. But the high school senior also wanted to make a political statement -- about Congress' sale of Oak Flat , a section of Arizona's Tonto National Forest that Apache consider holy land, to foreign mining conglomerates. After the parade and gathering of state and tribal leaders -- who included Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) and Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye -- Tsinigine noticed that people were crowding around the politicians to pose for grip-and-grin photos. "I thought, OK, here's my chance," Tsinigine told The Huffington Post on Monday during his lunch break at the Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, New Mexico. He asked McCain ...
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Animas River spill: Navajo Nation angry at EPA 17.8.2015 Denver Post: Local
Tribe members who work as farmers and ranchers lose significant crop yield.
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New Mexico, Utah drop water restrictions after Colorado mine spill 16.8.2015 Denver Post: Local
FARMINGTON, N.M. — New Mexico officials on Saturday night dropped San Juan County's restrictions on using the Animas and San Juan rivers for drinking water following a ban after a ...
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The Latest: Truckloads of water headed to Navajo Nation 14.8.2015 Durango Herald
DURANGO – EPA and contract workers accidentally unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater on Aug. 5 as they inspected the idled Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado. The toxic plume affected communities in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.Here’s the latest in the Colorado mine spill (all times are Mountain...
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Navajo Nation says it feels brunt of Colorado mine leak 13.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Russell Begaye stared at the yellow water that keeps pouring out of a hole in the side of a Colorado mountain, racing down a slope and dumping heavy metals into rivers critical to survival on the nation's largest Native American reservation and across the ...
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