The U.S. Poisoned the Navajo Nation

As World War Two was ending, the nuclear arms race was starting, and the US needed uranium. It found it on the Navajo Nation, where uranium mining left disease, pollution and the biggest radioactive spill in US history. The spill in Church Rock, New Mexico upended the lives with toxic water, livestock and a lifetime of illnesses. It still hasn’t been cleaned up. A Vox video by Ranjani Chakraborty.

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