If You Poison Us: Uranium and Native Americans

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Red Crane Books, 1994 - History - 263 pages
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The supply of uranium that fueled the Cold War came largely from the Four Corners area of the Colorado Plateau. Some of the richest deposits were found on the Navajo Reservation, where about one-fourth of the miners and millers were Native Americans. Responding to an urgent plea to help defend our country, and eager to earn miners' wages, poverty-stricken Native Americans labored to feed the atomic mill. For nearly three decades in the face of growing evidence that uranium mining was dangerous, state and federal agencies neglected to warn the miners or to impose safety measures in the mines.

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One of several recent publications that reveal the extent to which Americans were poisoned by radiation after World War II, this work describes mining on the Navajo reservation from the late 1940s and ... Read full review

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Very interesting and accurate account of the uranium mining in the Navajo nation. Read full review

Contents

THE SHADOW OF THE RED ROCK
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A GRAVE QUESTION OF PROSPERITY
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SECRETS OF THE EARTH
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