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Uranium Tailings Spill Legacy Commemoration July 16, 2022

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Photo courtesy Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment






Uranium Tailings Spill Legacy Commemoration July 16, 2022

 

By Kirena Tsosie

Chris Shuey Southwest Research and Information Center 

French translation by Christine Prat for Censored News

https://chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=7231

Every year at this time, the Red Water Pond Road Community Association (RWPRCA) of the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico gathers to remember the impacts of the largest release of radioactive waste, by volume, in U.S. history. An estimated 94 million gallons of toxic uranium mill tailings wastewater spilled into the Puerco River from a breach in a dam at the United Nuclear Corp. (UNC) uranium mill on July 16, 1979.


Sacred Mount Graham Run Begins as Vatican Continues Decades-Long Occupation of Apache Holy Land

31st Annual Sacred Mount Graham Run Begins as Vatican Continues Decades-Long Occupation of Apache Holy Land

Sacred Run to Dzil Nchaa Si’an (MT. Graham) 2019 Photo by Steve Pavey

By Apache Stronghold
Censored News
July 14, 2022


Next week, July 21-24, Western Apaches and their supporters will gather in eastern Arizona to honor Apache holy places by participating in the 31st Annual Mount Graham Sacred Run.

The event was started in 1991 by Dr. Wendsler Nosie, Sr., former San Carlos Apache Tribal Chairman and leader of the nonprofit Apache Stronghold. The four-day-long run and prayer will begin at the Old San Carlos Monument (http://apache-stronghold.com/maps.html ) and will end atop Mount Graham (DziƂ Nchaa Si An, in the Apache language), a Sky Island oasis surrounded by a “sea” of Sonoran desert. 

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