Saturday, November 18, 2006

Must Read

Important series in the LA Times today documenting the incredible rise of cancer rates among Navajo Indians, caused by the US government failing to clean up the radioactive waste left behind from uranium mining on their lands.

They took shelter amid the poison
During the Cold War, uranium mines left contaminated waste scattered around the Navajo Nation. Homes built with it silently pulsed with radiation. People developed cancer. And the U.S. did little to help.

The slide show is actually a video documentary of interviews and photos.

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