DINE Care wrote about Elsie Mae Begay’s radioactive hogan in 2001 when it was demolished. Read what they had to report:
Removing the small hogan was an easy feat, requiring just two contracted workers employed by CET Environmental, based in Seattle. Donning white radiation-proof suits with yellow boots, backhoe operator Mark Conway quickly demolished the home while water truck operator Ed Zitnik hosed down the structure to keep the dust level down.
Supervising Wednesday’s event was a CET response manager and Dan Suter, the U.S. EPA Region 9’s on-scene coordinator from its Emergency Response Office in San Francisco. The demolition work began at about 11:30 a.m.