Mariano Lake, New Mexico, USA, Poisoned water for the Navajo. Sign warning of radiation danger on the site of an abandoned uranium mine, one of more than 500 abandoned mines on Navajo Nation land. This site was operated by Gulf Mineral and, later, Chevron. It has contaminated ground water so that nearby residents must rely on water supplies brought in© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk
Thoreau, New Mexico, clean water being delivered by St. Bonaventure Indian Mission for a Navajo family. A third of the Navajo Nation lack a water supply in some places because past uranium mining has contaminated ground water. Relying on delivered water, these families use an average of 7-10 gallons a day, compared to 400 gallons for the typical American family of four.© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk
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