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Navajo Times: 'Return of Navajo Boy' Results in Uranium Cleanup

Published: August 29, 2011
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The Navajo Times reports on “The Return of Navajo Boy”‘s success in helping spur uranium clean up in Monument Valley:

Jeff Spitz wasn’t looking for uranium when he made the documentary “Return of Navajo Boy.”

The Chicago documentarian had come across an old film clip from the 1950s, and was curious about what had happened to the people in the movie.

But when he got to Monument Valley, he found a story no one could make up – a missing relative who had been adopted by missionaries as a baby, houses built out of waste rock from uranium mines, children who had grown up playing in the tailings, elders who had never been compensated for the damage done to their health.

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