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Lobbied hard by mining companies, Trump redrew Bears Ears NMon so most claims just outside boundary

MONUMENT VALLEY, Utah — Garry Holiday grew up among the abandoned mines that dot the Navajo Nation’s red landscape, remnants of a time when uranium helped cement America’s status as a nuclear superpower and fueled its nuclear energy program.


It left a toxic legacy. All but a few of the 500 abandoned mines still await cleanup. Mining tainted the local groundwater. Mr. Holiday’s father succumbed to respiratory disease after years of hacking the ore from the earth.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/climate/trump-uranium-bears-ears.html

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