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WastelandingLegacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country$
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Traci Brynne Voyles

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692644

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692644.001.0001

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Monsters and Mountains

Monsters and Mountains

Competing Geographies of Uranium

(p.151) Chapter Five Monsters and Mountains

Traci Brynne Voyles

University of Minnesota Press

In the eastern reaches of Navajo country, mining and milling escalated through the 1970s, as did the risks for the environment and human health. The nation’s largest accidental release of radioactive material occurred in the Navajo community of Church Rock in the summer of 1979, even as the Diné mobilized to protest the uranium industry on multiple fronts.

Keywords:   Settler colonialism, Environmental justice, Decolonization, Environmental racism, Environmental sexism, Indigeneity, Counter-mapping, Material feminisms, Landscape

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