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Associated Press: Navajo Woman Helps Prompt Uranium Mine Cleanup

Published: September 5, 2011
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The Associated Press recently reported on Elsie’s work to ensure that the abandoned uranium mine near her home is cleaned up:

MONUMENT VALLEY, Utah (AP) — The stretch of high desert on the Arizona-Utah border gives way to towering rock formations that resemble huge mittens, chimney spires and castles. But to the west of Monument Valley lies a reminder of what has been blamed for much heartache and tragedy in Elsie Mae Begay’s family: A mesa stained with a gray streak where uranium was mined decades ago.

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