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EPA To Clean Up Navajo Family's Backyard in 2011

Published: December 22, 2010
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It’s been a long time coming. In September the EPA committed funds to clean up the Skyline mine and all the high level radioactive waste in the backyard of Elsie Begay, the star of our documentary, “The Return of Navajo Boy“.

EPA officials cited Elsie’s efforts and our campaign to educate others as the reason they moved this location to the top of a long priority list. EPA plans to relocate Elsie and family in the spring for approximately 4 months while experts in hazmat outfits dig up several tons of radioactive ore and truck it to the top of the mesa where a new repository will be established.

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