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Yellow Dirt - Uranium and the Navajo
Yellow Dirt - Uranium and the Navajo

AIR DATE: July 7, 2011

In the early years of the atomic age, the federal government went into overdrive to ensure that enough uranium was available for the Manhattan project and then the expanding nuclear arsenal during the Cold War. But that process left Navajo country exploited and soaked with radioactive materials. Most minors and many of their families were exposed as the government ignored the health issues. Author Judy Pasternak has written the definitive account of uranium mining in Navajo country and the subsequent struggle for justice.

Judy Pasternak, author, Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed
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