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  • Mansel Nelson
    ... Subject: Navajo Resources Chairman and EPA Director testify before House Committee on Uranium Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 01:36:00 -0400 (EDT) From: Deswood
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 29, 2007

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      Subject:Navajo Resources Chairman and EPA Director testify before House Committee on Uranium
      Date:Thu, 25 Oct 2007 01:36:00 -0400 (EDT)
      From:Deswood Tome <dtome@...>

      T H E OPVP Seal N A V A J O  N A T I O N
      Washington Office
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 24, 2007
      Navajo Resources Chairman George Arthur and Navajo EPA Director Stephen Etsitty Testify Before House Committee on Uranium
      WASHINGTON, D.C.. - The chairman of Navajo Nation Council Resources Committee testified today before congress on the long term effects of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation.


         George Arthur told the House Committee on Government Reform yesterday that Navajo people are no longer subject of an ongoing energy experiment.


         "We are still undergoing what appears to be a never-ending federal experiment to see how much devastation can be endured by a people and a society from exposure to radiation in the air, in the water, in mines, and on the surface of the land," said Arthur.  "We are unwilling to be the subjects of that ongoing experiment any longer."  

          Arthur drew attention to the largest spill of contaminated material in the United States that occurred in Church Rock, New Mexico where some 94 million gallons of radioactive sludge was released into a natural wash along I-40 interstate highway of New Mexico and Arizona.


          Arthur was joined in presenting testimony by Navajo Environmental Protection Agency Executive Director Stephen Etsitty, who defined the location of uranium sites on the Navajo Nation.


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