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dc.contributor.authorMoore_Nall, Anita
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-09T19:32:13Z
dc.date.available2015-09-09T19:32:13Z
dc.date.issued2015-02
dc.identifier.citationMoore-Nall, Anita. "The Legacy of Uranium Development on or Near Indian Reservations and Health Implications Rekindling Public Awareness." Geosciences 5, no. 1 (February 2015): 15-29. DOI:https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/geosciences5010015.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2076-3263
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/9267
dc.description.abstractUranium occurrence and development has left a legacy of long-lived health effects for many Native Americans and Alaska Natives in the United States. Some Native American communities have been impacted by processing and development while others are living with naturally occurring sources of uranium. The uranium production peak spanned from approximately 1948 to the 1980s. Thousands of mines, mainly on the Colorado Plateau, were developed in the western U.S. during the uranium boom. Many of these mines were abandoned and have not been reclaimed. Native Americans in the Colorado Plateau area including the Navajo, Southern Ute, Ute Mountain, Hopi, Zuni, Laguna, Acoma, and several other Pueblo nations, with their intimate knowledge of the land, often led miners to uranium resources during this exploration boom. As a result of the mining activity many Indian Nations residing near areas of mining or milling have had and continue to have their health compromised. This short review aims to rekindle the public awareness of the plight of Native American communities living with the legacy of uranium procurement, including mining, milling, down winders, nuclear weapon development and long term nuclear waste storage.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAlfred P. Sloan Graduate Scholarship Program; Component/Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership; Montana State University; Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation Native American Graduate Fellow; HOPA Mountain Programen_US
dc.titleThe Legacy of Uranium Development on or Near Indian Reservations and Health Implications Rekindling Public Awarenessen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage15en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage29en_US
mus.citation.issue1en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleGeosciencesen_US
mus.citation.volume5en_US
mus.identifier.categoryChemical & Material Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.categoryHealth & Medical Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.3390/geosciences5010015en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentEarth Sciences.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.data.thumbpage3en_US


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