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The supply of uranium that fueled the Cold War came largely from the Four Corners area of the Colorado Plateau. Some of the richest deposits were found on the Navajo Reservation, where about one-fourth of the miners and millers were Native Americans. For nearly three decades in the face of growing evidence that uranium mining was dangerous, state and federal agencies neglected to warn the miners or to impose safety measures in the mines.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Navajo Indians -- Claims.
Navajo Indians -- Government relations.
Uranium mines and mining -- Southwest, New -- History.
Radioactivity -- Southwest, New -- Physiological effect.
Navajo Indians -- Social conditions.