Monumental failure: the navajo tribe and radiotoxic wastes

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Political Science
Faculty Mentor Daniel C. McCool
Creator Kenney, Devin
Title Monumental failure: the navajo tribe and radiotoxic wastes
Year graduated 2012
Date 2012-05
Description The extraction of uranium has a troubled history in the Navajo Nation, a history born of lack of representation, lack of interest, and ultimately, lack of regard for human life. The United States government failed to carry out their obligation to protect the health and economic well-being of the Navajo people during the period of the uranium mining boom. This was done not of malice but through willful neglect. Numerous opportunities presented themselves where various federal agencies, and even the US Congress, could have inserted their authority and perhaps prevented this tragedy but, for differing reasons, chose not to do so.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Navajo Tribe - Government relations; Uranium mines and mining - Environmental aspects - United States; Uranium mines and mining - Waste disposal - Navajo Indian Reservation
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Devin Kenney
Format Medium application/pdf
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Date Created 2016-10-18
Date Modified 2019-07-10
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