The Gallup Independent reported in May 2010:
COVE, Ariz – Somewhere around Mitten Rock, just before Cove Chapter House, a light snow started to fall Thursday and was whisked away by high winds whistling through the mesas. Lee Begay stood outside the chapter house warming his hands on a cup of coffee.
From the sidewalk it was easy to spot the telltale signs of uranium mines sealed with foam and concrete to prevent their toxic legacy from escaping the mountainous tombs. With winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour, any loose tailings were surely being blown to hell and back, as has been the case for nearly 70 years.
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