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Uranium-Related Documents on File
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Updated: November 29, 2016
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Once Upon Two Mines: A Diné Community Perspective The History of the Red Water Pond Road Community Association and its Experience with Uranium Wastes, Presentation to Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, by Edith Hood and Bertha Nez, Red Water Pond Road Community Association, with Chris Shuey, Southwest Research and Information Center (12/01/2016)
Native Environmental Health (EH) Equity Research Newsletter, Issue 1, Fall 2016. The Center for Environmental Health Equity is a tribal, academic, nongovernmental partnership that addresses long-standing inequities in environmental health.
Elevated Arsenic and Uranium Concentrations in Unregulated Water Sources on the Navajo Nation, USA, Hoover, J., Gonzales, M., Shuey, C. et al., Exposure & Health (2016). (Citation: Hoover, J., Gonzales, M., Shuey, C. et al. Expo Health (2016). doi:10.1007/s12403-016-0226-6; http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12403-016-0226-6)
"Statement in the Matter of Rio Grande Resources Corporation’s Application to Change the Status of its Existing Mine Permit from Standby Status to Active Status; Permit Revision 13-2 (Permit CI002RE)," Before the State of New Mexico Mining and Milling Division, Submitted at Public Hearing in Grants, New Mexico, December 4, 2015 Written Testimony and Exhibit 2: Slide Presentation
Report-back to Blue Gap-Tachee Chapter on soil and water testing by UNM-SRIC METALS Group, 2015 J. Cerrato, PhD, UNM Civil Engr.; C. Shuey, MPH, SRIC; T. Shirley; P. Robinson, SRIC; S. Nez; P. Burns, PhD, U of Notre Dame. November 6, 2015; revised December 2015 .
The Impact of Uranium Mining and Cleanup Activities in the Grants Mineral Belt: Seven Key Points A Presentation to the New Mexico Legislature Indian Affairs Committee Meeting, Red Valley Chapter House, Navajo Nation by Paul Robinson, SRIC (10/1/2015)
Health Concerns of Chronic Ingestion of Uranium in Drinking Water For Tó Łani Enterprises Puerco-LCR Water Quality Project / Nahata Dziil Commission Governance, by Chris Shuey, MPH, Southwest Research and Information Center, July 24, 2015.
Best Practices for Uranium Mines and Mills: Where are they needed? Compiled for World Uranium Symposium, April 14 – 16, 2015, Quebec City, Canada. Presented by Paul Robinson, Research Director.
Uranium Issues in the Western US: Legacy, Current Production, Health Research and Resource Estimates, Compiled for World Uranium Symposium, April 14 – 16, 2015, Quebec City, Canada. Presented by Paul Robinson, Research Director.
"Uranium in Soil, Mine Waste and Spring Water near Abandoned Uranium Mines, Tachee/Blue Gap and Black Mesa Chapters, Navajo Nation, Arizona," Contributors: Chris Shuey and Wm. Paul Robinson; Principal authors: Sadie Bill, Adrian Brearley, Jose Manuel Cerrato, and Abdul-Mehdi Ali. March 31, 2014.
Uranium mines: lung disease and mistrust among Native Americans, Bryant Furlow, The Lancet, Respiratory, Published online February 19, 2014.
Once Upon a Mine The Legacy of Uranium on the Navajo Nation. Carrie Arnold, Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol 122, No. 2, February 2014.
"Biological Effects of Drinking Unregulated Water," by Chris Shuey, MPH, co-I and Curtis Miller, PhD, to the Navajo Nation Human Research Review Board, Navajo Research Conference, October 24, 2013
A Tour of Abandoned Uranium Mines in Navajo Country and Beyond. Compiled by SRIC (October 2013).
Strathmore Minerals neglects to disclose it's long-term delay of its Gas Hills, Wyoming uranium mine project during public hearings in Wyoming. Uranium News Analysis Compiled by Paul Robinson, SRIC (Sept. 12, 2013).
Report Raises Questions About Virginia Uranium's Abilities. The Roanoke River Basin Association (RRBA) announces the release of the completed "Review of Records of Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Uranium Exploration Permit 90484EX Issued to Virginia Uranium, Inc." This report was performed by Paul Robinson, Research Director, Southwest Research and Information Center, Albuquerque, NM, at the request of RRBA. (July 22, 2013)
Newsletter of the Bluewater Valley Downstream Alliance, (BVDA). This newsletter has been preparted as part of the Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Program. The third edition includes: Summary of finding in EPA Reg. 6 "Initial Draft Human Health Risk Assessment for the Homestake Mining Co. Superfund Site;" and Summary of 2012 and 2013 DOE inspection reports for the former Anaconda Bluewater uranium mill tailings disposal site. May 2013.
Foreign infiltration of U.S. uranium industry? Foreign ownership of uranium mining companies that are currently seeking mining permits in the U.S. (April 10, 2013)
Insight New Mexico interviews Paul Robinson. Insight New Mexico's V.B. Price interviews SRIC's Paul Robinson regarding the legacy of uranium mining in New Mexico.
"Water Resources and Water Quality," presented by Chris Shuey before the Water and Environmental Health Training, Navajo Division of Health CHR Outreach Program, revised March 6, 2013.
Water Quality and Uranium Mining, SRIC's Paul Robinson video presentation on behalf of Virginia Conservation Network, 2013
New Mexico Uranium Activity.This list identifies inactive or abandoned uranium legacy sites and current uranium development activities in New Mexico. February 26, 2013.
Bluewater Valley News, Bluewater Valley Downstream Alliance (BVDA). The BVDA News has been preparted as part of the Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Program. The second edition includes: Summary of EPA "Third Five-Year Review of the Homestake Mining Superfund site;" Summary of regulatory agency responses to 2011 NRC Office of Insp. General Report; and Summary of 2011 DOW inspection report for Anaconda Bluewater uranium mill tailings disposal site. February 2012.
Bluewater Valley News, Bluewater Valley Downstream Alliance (BVDA). The BVDA News has been preparted as part of the Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Program. The first edition included an introdution to BVDA, status of the Risk Assessment Study, summary of proposed future activities related to the EPA Homestake Remedial System Evaluation (RSE), and the proposed schedule for remediation. January 2011.
Uranium In-Situ Leach Mining Overview Presented at the Western Mining Action Network Conference, Rapid City, South Dakota, by Paul Robinson, Southwest Research and Information Center, October 2, 2009.
Summary of Recent Environmental Monitoring Data in the Church Rock Uranium Mining District, Navajo Nation (McKinley County, New Mexico). Letter from C. Shuey to A. Kellermann, MD, MPH, Health Policy Fellow, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives, October 22, 2007.
Voices from the Earth, Fall 2004:
Reclaiming the Land: History of Uranium Mill Tailings Clean-up; and
Mitchell Capitan & Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining Take Their Message to the International Stage
Church Rock Uranium Monitoring Project Project Results, 2003-2004, PowerPoint presentation - 6.2M file (VERY LARGE). Report to the Navajo Nation Council Resources Committee, Church Rock Chapter House, October 14, 2004. Highlighting Community Involvement, Uranium Mining Impacts, and Environmental Health Monitoring.
"Uranium Mill Tailings Remediation Performed by US DOE: An Overview," Paul Robinson, May 18, 2004. (Adobe .pdf file) Summarizes key public policy, environmental impact and cost aspects of the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Program (UMTRAP). It has been prepared in order to make information about the first Unites States Department of Energy (DOE) long-term nuclear legacy waste management program more available to the public and decision-makers concerned about radioactive waste management and clean-up.
Voices from the Earth, Spring 2004:
Moquino Community Gets Involved in Uranium Mill Tailings Decision;
Not in My Backyard...Not in Anyone's; and
Judge Rules: Mining Clean-up Plan "Deficient"
Voices from the Earth, Fall 2003:
Training and Assessment of Uranium Impacts on Diné Communities
Voices from the Earth, Spring 2003:
New Mexico Wastewatch - Changing How New Mexico Deals with Landfills
Voices from the Earth, Fall 2002:
Navajo President Opposes Uranium ISL Mining
Voices from the Earth, Winter 2001:
A Clash of Values: Navajos' Uncompromising Opposition to Uranium Mining; and
Domenici Drops Uranium Bailout
Status Report: Crownpoint Uranium Project The campaign of Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining (ENDAUM), Southwest Research and Information Center (SRIC), and the New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) to stop construction and operation of the Crownpoint Uranium Solution Mining Project (CUP). Prepared by Southwest Research and Information Center, July 25, 2001.
Voices from the Earth, Spring 2001:
ENDAUM Gains Ground
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Voices from the Earth, Fall 2000:
Uranium Mining on Eastern Navajo
Uranium Research and Education in Navajo Communities, Spring 2000 slide presentation. Johnnye L. Lewis, Ph.D., DABT, Mallery Downs, R.N., Community Environmental Health Program, Center for Population Health, UNM; Teresa Coons, Ph.D., UNM Epidemiology and Cancer Control Program; and Chris Shuey, UNM MPH Candidate, SRIC.
January 2000, Jeff Spitz asked the EPA to investigate Elsie's home for uranium contamination. The readings were 80 times the allowable amount.
A year and a half after the initial investigation, the EPA finally removed Elsie's highly contaminated home. The uranium waste piles in her backyard have not removed and are not even fenced off from the public.
Compilation of Documents on Uranium Miners and Millers Health Concerns. Prepared by Paul Robinson, SRIC, on July 23, 1999.
URANIUM ISL GROUND-WATER DATA FROM WRITTEN TESTIMONY OF WILLIAM P. STAUB, PH.D., January 9, 1999, in support of ENDAUM-SRIC Presentation on Groundwater Issues in the Matter of Hydro Resources, Inc., USNRC ASLBP-95-706-01-ML, USNRC Docket No. 40-8968-ML, revised 4/16/99.
Public Health Issues Concerning American Indian and Non-Indian Uranium Millworkers, S. E. Dawson, PhD, G. E. Madsen, PhD, and B. R. Spykerman, PhD; Journal of Health & Social Policy, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1997.
Why Navajos Resist New Uranium Mining, Chris Shuey, ENDAUM, The Workbook, Vol 22, No. 2, Summer 1997.
Crownpoint Healthcare Facility Safety Committee Position Statement Regarding the In-Situ-Leach Uranium Mine Proposed by Hydro-Resources, Inc. May 23, 1997.
Ethnic Differences in the Prevalence of Nonmalignant Respiratory Disease among Uranium Miners, D. W. Mapel, MD, MPH; D. B. Coultas, MD; D. S. James, MD; Wm. C. Hunt, MA; C. A. Stidley, PhD; and F. D. Gilliland, MD, PhD. American Journal of Public Health, Vol 87, no. 5, May 1997.
The Uranium Mines of Siberia, Wm. Paul Robinson, SRIC; Earth Island Journal, Winter 1996-97.
"Environmental Damage and Policy Issues in the Uranium and Gold Mining Districts of Chita Oblast in the Russian Far East: A Report on Existing Problems at Baley and Krasnokamensk and Policy Needs in the Region" (91k document) completed November 1996. Copy of research paper on uranium and thorium mines in the Chita region of Siberia and their associated environmental and health problems on behalf Baikalwatch, a project of the Earth Island Institute and the Baikal Center for Ecological and Citizen Initiatives in Irkutsk, Russia.
"Perceived Occupational and Environmental Exposures A Case Study of Former Uranium Millworkers," G. E. Madsen, S. E. Dawson, and B. R. Spykerman. Environment and Behavior, Vol. 28, No. 5, September 1996.
"Review of Recent Uranium Production and Market Trends," Wm. Paul Robinson, SRIC, on behalf of Saskatchewan Uranium Committee, June 13-14, 1996.
Memorandum to: Innu Nation Task Force on Mining Activities in Nitassinan, Camille Foulliard, Rina MacKillop, Larry Innes; Re: Reference List to Support Presentation at December 1995 Community Meetings; Paul Robinson, SRIC, December 6, 1995.
Comments and Recommendations Submitted to Environmental Assessment Panel Reviewing Decommissioning Proposals for the Elliot Lake Uranium Mine Tailings Management Areas, Wm. Paul Robinson, SRIC, on behalf of Northwatch, North Bay, Ontario, Canada, November 15, 1995.
Review of Tailings Management, Disposal and Reclamation Aspects of the Crown Jewel Mine DEIS, Wm. Paul Robinson, SRIC, August 24, 1995.
Biomarker Monitoring of a Population Residing Near Uranium Mining Activities, W. W. Au, R. G. Lane, M. S. Legator, E. B. Whorton, G. S. Wilkinson, and G. J. Gabehart; reprinted from Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 103, No. 5, May 1995.
"Mortality among Navajo Uranium Miners," Robert J. Roscoe, MS, James A. Deddens, PhD, Alberto Salvan, MD, PhD, and Teresa Schnorr, PhD; American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 85, No. 4, April 1995.
"Radioactivity 'back to normal,'" Gallup Independent, March 13, 1995.
Comments on DEIS to Construct and Operate the Crownpoint Uranium Solution Mining Project, Docket No. 40-8968, Hydro Resources, Inc., to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) by Peg Rogers, Atty., Navajo Nation Department of Justice, February 21, 1995.
Radioactivity in the Environment -- A Case Study of the Puerco and Little Colorado River Basins, Arizona and New Mexico, Laurie Wirt, U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-9192, Prepared in cooperation with the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (ONHIR), 1994.
"Residential Radon Exposure and Lung Cancer in Sweden," Goran Pershagen, M.D., Gustav Akerblom, M.Sc., et al.; The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 330, No. 3, January 20, 1994.
"Health Effects of Radon," Jonathan M. Samet, reprint from ASTM Manual 15, American Society for Testing and Materials, 1994.
Southwest Indigenous Uranium Forum Newsletter, September 1993.
Social Work Practice and Technological Disasters: The Navajo Uranium Experience, Susan E. Dawson, Ph.D., Utah State Univ.; Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, Vol. XX, No. 2, June 1993.
Technical Resource Document -- Extraction and Beneficiation of Ores and Minerals: Volume 5 URANIUM, U.S. EPA and SAIC, June 1993.
"Navajo Uranium Workers and the Effects of Occupational Illnesses: A Case Study," Susan E. Dawson, Human Organization, Vol. 51, No. 4, Winter 1992.
"Navajo Birth Outcomes in the Shiprock Uranium Mining Area," L.M. Shields, W.H. Wiese, B.J. Skipper, B. Charley, and L. Benally, Health Physics, Vol. 62, No. 5, November 1992.
"Spill's Effects Fade from Rio Puerco - but contaminants leave river unsafe for drinking," Gallup Independent, October 15, 1992.
"Contaminant Loading on the Puerco River--A Historical Overview," C. Shuey, Puerco River Symposium, October 14, 1992.
"Effects of uranium mining discharges on water quality in the Puerco River basin, Arizona and New Mexico," by Peter C. Van Metre & John R. Gray, US Geological Survey; Hydrological Sciences Journal/Des Sciences Hydrologiques, Vol. 37, No. 5, October 1992.
"An Overview of Uranium and Nuclear Development on Indian Lands in the Southwest," John Redhouse, January 1992.
WISE (World Information Service on Energy), Uranium Special Edition, December 6, 1991.
"Lung Cancer Mortality and Exposure to Radon Progeny in a Cohort of New Mexico Underground Uranium Miners," J.M. Samet, D.R. Pathak, M.V. Morgan, C.R. Key, A.A. Valdivia, and J.H. Lubin; Health Physics, Vol. 61, No. 6, p. 745-752, December 1991.
"Navajo miners await compensation," Gallup Independent, August 22, 1991.
Uranium Mining at the Grand Canyon -- What Costs to Water, Air, and Indigenous People?, Cate Gilles, The Workbook, Spring 1991.
"Uranium Production and its Effects on Navajo Communities Along the Rio Puerco in Western New Mexico," Wm. Paul Robinson, Proceedings of the Michigan Conference on Race and the Incidence of Environmental Hazards, December 1990.
Southwest Indigenous Uranium Forum Newsletter, October 1990.
"Uranium has Decimated Navajo Miners," High Country News, Vol. 22, No. 12, June 18, 1990.
"Experts knew Miners were at Risk," High Country News, Vol. 22, No. 12, June 18, 1990.
Uranium Miners Compensation Legislation -- Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, April 25, 1990 - Mr. Brooks from the Committee on the Judiciary, to accompany H.R. 2372, House of Representatives, 101st Congress, 2d session, Report 101-463; Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, Public Law 101-426, HR 2372, October 15, 1990.
"Our Uranium Legacy," Cate Gilles, Marti Reed, and Jacques Seronde, 1990.
"Uranium Miners Inherit Dispute's Sad Legacy," Keith Schneider, New York Times, p. 1, January 9, 1990.
Puerco Valley Navajo Clean Water Association, presentation to Inter-Denominational Hearings on Toxics in Minority Communities, sponsored by SouthWest Organizing Project and Eco-Justice Task Force, September 30, 1989.
"Navajos Fight for Clean Water," Puerco Valley Navajo Clean Water Association, The Workbook, July-September, 1989.
"'We Were Not Afraid of the Water Then' - Focus on Radioactivity in the Puerco River," People's Daily World, August 1, 1989.
PVNCWA - Puerco Valley Navajo Clean Water Association, August 1989.
"7/16/79 - 'Right off we could tell it was unusual,' Gallup Independent, July 18, 1989.
"Puerco spill after 10 years: Radioactivity still spreading danger," Gallup Independent, p. 1, July 18, 1989.
"Residents of Church Rock Area Band Together for Improved Water Supplies," Navajo-Hopi Observer, p. 1, June 28, 1989; "Puerco - Group Intends to Find Source of Clean Water," Gallup Independent, June 24, 1989.
"Official: Too Much Poison in Church Rock Cleanup," Gallup Independent, p. A-1, January 13, 1989.
Sources of Pollutants in the Puerco River in New Mexico - SRIC, January 1989.
EPA-IX P.I./CERCLA on Puerco, Site Investigation Summary Report for Puerco River, Arizona and New Mexico, November 14, 1988.
Pinedale/Chapter-UNC RI/FS Comments - September 20, 1988; letter to Wm. Rowe, Project Manager, Superfund Enforcement Branch, US EPA, from Pine Dale Navajo Chapter, September 20, 1988; Comments of the Pinedale Chapter, Navajo Nation on the US EPA's Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) for the United Nuclear Corp. Uranium Mill and Tailings Facility near Church Rock, New Mexico, prepared for the Pinedale Chapter by Chris Shuey, SRIC, September 20, 1988.
Tribal Peoples Survival, Tonantzin Land Institute, Fall 1988.
"Houck Warned of Puerco," Gallup Independent, August 2, 1988.
"Rio Radioactive - Perky Studier: Stop Studying 'Hot' River and Act Now," Gallup Independent, p. 1, July 19, 1988.
"Conflicting Claims on contamination confuse Indians - Language blocks informing some about danger," Arizona Republic, July 10, 1988; "Radioactive rivers may be health risk," Arizona Republic, July 10, 1988.
"Film gets lousy reviews from New Mexico," High Country News, p. 5, February 15, 1988.
SRIC Puerco Water Quality Report - Summary of Surface Water and Ground Water Quality Investigations Conducted by Southwest Research and Information Center in the Puerco River Valley, New Mexico and Arizona, 1986-1987, prepared by Chris Shuey and Ray Morgan, Puerco River Education Project (PREP), SRIC, December 1987.
"Chapters See Perky Spill Film," Gallup Independent, p. 1, November 20, 1987.
"Major Puerco Study Proposed," Gallup Independent, p. 1, November 12, 1987.
"Puerco Water Still Not Safe," Gallup Independent, October 9, 1987.
What is "Safe" Drinking Water?, SRIC, October 1987; Navajo Water Wells Sampled by Puerco River Education Project (PREP) Staff, July 1987.
"Church Rock hears of post-spill water plans; others to meet," Gallup Independent, p. 1, July 30, 1987.
Puerco River Education Project (PREP) Newsletter, July 1987.
Puerco Officials Letter to EPA on CERCLA - Navajo Elected Officials, Puerco River Valley Officials Letter to EPA on CERCLA (Ernest C. Becenti, Jr. to Alan Tavenner, Project Officer, EPA), May 22, 1987.
"Officials Optimistic on Uranium Tailings Cleanup," Albuquerque Journal, p. D-3, April 8, 1987.
"Uranium Cleanup - Church Rock Asks New Wells," Gallup Independent, April 7, 1987.
"Rio Radioactive - Puerco River Project Still Keeps Eye on Tailings Spill," Gallup Independent, p. 1, March 17, 1987.
Puerco River Education Project (PREP) Newsletter, February 1987.
Uranium Waste Issues -- 1987; prepared by Chris Shuey, Lynda Taylor, Paul Robinson, and Don Hancock, SRIC, January 19, 1987. The Issues: Abandoned Uranium Mine Reclamation, Active Uranium Mill Tailings Cleanup, Remedial Action at Abandoned Uranium Tailings Sites, and Uranium Miners Compensation Legislation.
"In New Mexico's uranium belt: Rebottling the nuclear genie," Steve Hinchman, High Country News, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 1, January 19, 1987.
"Dear U.S. Water News...Indians need clean water," Chris Shuey, SRIC; U.S. Water News, p. 6, December 1986.
"For relocation lands - Rio Puerco to be studied," Gallup Independent, p. 1, November 15, 1986.
Radionuclide Levels in Sheep and Cattle Grazing Near Uranium Mining and Milling at Church Rock, NM - Dr. Jere B. Millard, Dr. Sandra C. Lapham, and Paul Hahn, NM EID, October 1986.
"U.S. Alerts Tribe to Foul Water - Radioactivity Levels in River May Imperil Livestock of Navajos," Arizona Republic, p. B-1, October 7, 1986.
PREP Historic-Use Survey, Ray Morgan, September 30, 1986.
Synthetic Organic Compounds, Hazardous Chemicals, Metals, Radionuclides, in Uranium Mill Processes, Waste Streams, and Tailings - C. Shuey, SRIC, August 14, 1986.
SRIC Comments on Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Proposed Puerco River and Tributaries Flood Control Project; letter to Col. D. Fred Butler, Dist. Engr, US Army Corps of Engrs/Los Angeles Dist Dist., and Mr. Jonathan R. Freedman, Geographer, Environmental Resources ch, US Army Corp of Engrs./Los Angeles Dist., September 19, 1986.
EID Church Rock Sheep Studies, 8/86 -- EID News, news release, June 17, 1986, Elevated radionuclide levels found in cattle grazing near Uranium mines and mills; Executive Summary and Recommendations Radionuclide Levels in Cattle Raised Near Uranium Mines and Mills in Northwest New Mexico, Environmental Improvement Division, NM, June 1986; Radionuclide Levels in Sheep and Cattle Grazing Near Uranium Mining and Milling At Church Rock, NM, Dr. Jere B. Millard, Dr. Sandra C. Lapham, and Paul Hahn, NM EID, October 1986.
"Indian Wars in the Nuclear Age - The Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute," Trebbe Johnson, Amicus Journal, Natural Resources Defense Council, Vol. 8, No. 1, Summer 1986.
EID News - news release, Elevated radionuclide levels found in cattle grazing near uranium mines & mills, June 17, 1986.
"Radionuclide Levels in Cattle Raised Near Uranium Mines and Mills in Northwest New Mexico," New Mexico Environmental Improvement Division, June 1986.
"Controversy over safety of river's water has Navajos fearing that radiation lingers," Arizona Republic, May 14, 1986.
"Drink No Puerco Water," Gallup Independent, p. 1, May 8, 1986.
Water Quality Study, Puerco River, AZ, 1985; Arizona Department of Health Service, Office of Emergency Response and Environmental Analysis, Water Assessment Section, Ambient Water Unit, April 1986.
The Puerco River: Where Did the Water Go? The Workbook, Vol. 11, No. 1, January/March 1986.
Comments of SRIC on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Reclamation of the Jackpile-Paguate Uranium Mine Laguna Reservation, New Mexico, by Wm. Paul Robinson, Chris Shuey, and Holis A. Whitson, Esq., October 4, 1985.
Supplemental Statement of the Environmental Defense Fund, Sierra Club, Environmental Policy Institute, and Southwest Research & Information Center, In the Matter of Proposed Rules to Conform Uranium Mill Tailings Regulations to Standards Adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency, September 10, 1985.
"The 'Costs' of Uranium: Who's Paying with Lives, Lands, and Dollars," The Workbook, Vol. 10, No. 3, July/September 1985.
Impacts of Uranium Mining on Surface and Shallow Ground Waters - Grants Mineral Belt, New Mexico, by Bruce M. Gallaher and Steven J. Cary, NM EID, May 1985.
"Control of Ground Water Contamination at an Active Uranium Mill," Ground Water Monitoring Review, Spring 1985.
"Navajos lack cash to study tainted homes," Arizona Republic, p. B-1, April 26, 1985.
US EPA 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart B - National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) -- Standard for Radon-222 Emissions from Underground Uranium Mines, Final Rule, April 17, 1985.
NM EID Response of Environmental Improvement Division to Recommendations and Statement of Reasons by the Working Group on New Mexico's Radiation Protection Regulations, April 13, 1985.
Discussion of Suspected Ground-Water Contamination from Seepage of Wastewater from the Sohio (Kennecott Minerals) L-Bar Uranium Mill Tailings Impoundment, by Wm. Paul Robinson, SRIC, March 1985.
Radon and Radon Decay Product Concentrations in New Mexico's Uranium Mining and Milling District, Thomas Buhl, Jere Millard, David Baggett, Sue Trevathan, Radiation Protection Bureau, Environmental Improvement Division, New Mexico Health and Environment Department, Final Report, March 1985.
Letter to Gov. Toney Anaya, from the Working Group on New Mexico's Radiation Protection Regulations, Re: modifications in previous report to clarify recommendations, no major revisions, giving Final Recommendations; Recommendations and Statement of Reasons For Changes in New Mexico Radiation Protection Regulations and Their Enabling Legislation, Working Group on New Mexico's Radiation Protection Regulations, February 15, 1985.
Draft Background Information Document, Proposed Standard for Radon-222 Emissions to Air from Underground Uranium Mines, US EPA, Office of Radiation Programs, 40 CFR Part 61, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, Doc. No. PEI 3642-12, February 14, 1985.
"A Western Colorado uranium town is beset by radioactivity and the economy," High Country News, February 4, 1985.
"Uranium mines and mills may have caused birth defects among Navajo Indians," High Country News, February 4, 1985.
"Terata - Only 88 Out of 100 American Babies Are Born Without Defects. If The Birth Defect Crisis Continues, 'Terata' Will Become A Household Word," Mother Jones, January 1985.
"The West's tailings mess becomes a legal mess," High Country News, August 6, 1984.
Excerpts Only, In the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, No. 83-2259 and Consolidated cases, Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc., et al., Petitioners, vs. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al., Respondents, Brief for Intervenor State of New Mexico and New Mexico Environmental Improvement Division, Paul Bardacke, Attorney General, August 1984.
"Judge says U.S. isn't liable in Navajo cancer," Albuquerque Tribune, July 11, 1984.
"The Assessment of Human Exposure to Radionuclides From A Uranium Mill Tailings Release and Mine Dewatering Effluent," A. James Ruttenber, Jr., Kathleen Kreiss, Richard L. Douglas, Thomas E. Buhl, and Jere Millard, Health Physics, Vol. 47, No. 1, July 1984.
"Researchers say radiation to blame for Navajo birth defects," New Mexico PAY DIRT, June 1984.
"Lung Cancer in Swedish Iron Miners Exposed to Low Doses of Radon Daughters," Edward P. Radford, M.D., and K. G. St. Clair Renard, M.D., New England Journal of Medicine, June 7, 1984.
"Uranium Mining and Lung Cancer in Navajo Men," Jonathan M. Samet, M.D., Daniel M. Kurvirt, B.A., Richard J. Waxweiler, Ph.D., and Charles R. Key, M.D., Ph.D., New England Journal of Medicine, June 7, 1984.
"Study Ties Navajo Cancer, Uranium Mining," Albuquerque Journal, June 7, 1984.
"Outcome of 13,300 Navajo Births from 1964 to 1981 in the Shiprock Uranium Mining Area," Lora Mangum Shields and Alan B. Goodman, Symposium Presentation AAAS, New York City, May 1984.
Natural Surface-Water Quality in the Grants Mineral Belt, by Steven J. Cary and Bruce M. Gallaher, NM EID, April 1984.
"Updated Evaluation and Recommendations Concerning the Lung Cancer Risks of Inhalation Exposures to Short-Lived Alpha Radiation in Underground Mines," National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Draft, Spring 1984.
"Radionuclide and Heavy Metal Distribution in 20th Century Sediments of Major Streams in the Eastern Part of the Grants Uranium Region, New Mexico," C.J. Popp, D.W. Love, J.W. Hawley, and K. Novo-Gradac, NM Inst. of Mining and Technology, April 11-12, 1984.
"Uranium Legacy - Radioactive Spill's Long Term Effects Surface," The Workbook, Volume 8, Number 6, November/December 1983.
Mill Tailings Pond Seepage Problem, UNC (United Nuclear Corp.) Mining and Milling Division, Church Rock, New Mexico, Operations; prepared by C. Shuey, Water & Mining Project, SRIC, November 1, 1983.
"Review of Data Which Indicates the Extent of Contamination to the North of the UNC Tailings Disposal Area in Pipeline Canyon," Memo from Richard Raymondi and Ron Conrad, Ground-water, through Maxine Goad, Program Manager, to Tony Drypolcher, Acting Bureau Chief, Ground Water Quality & Hazardous Waste Bureau, NM EID, October 24, 1983.
1983 Progress Report to March of Dimes - Study of Reproductive Effects of Paternal and Maternal Exposures to Radioactive Uranium Waste on the Navajo Reservation, Lora M. Shields, Navajo Community College, Shiprock, NM, August 19, 1983.
Statement Before the United States Environmental Protection Agency, In the matters of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permits for: UNC Mining and Milling Division Northeast Church Rock Mine (No. NM0020401); UNC Mining and Milling Division Old Church Rock Mine (No. NM0028550); and Kerr-McGee Nuclear Corporation Church Rock Mine (No. NM002524), Applications for Renewal. Statement for the Records at the Public Hearings, Gallup, New Mexico, July 27-29, 1983.
Letter to Tom Udall, Acting Director, NM Environmental Improvement Division, from William B. Hathaway, Deputy Director, Air & Waste Management Division, US EPA, Re: Water Analysis, UNC Facilities at Church Rock, NM, data gathered during weeks of November 8 and November 15, 1982; Letter Received on July 22, 1983.
Letter to Myron Knudson, Director, Water Management Division, US EPA, from Charles D. Anders, Director, Division of Environmental Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services, Re: Elevated radioactivity levels of the Puerco River.
"Arizona seeks ban on radioactive waste in river," The Arizona Republic, May 17, 1983.
Known and Suspected Health Hazards Related to the Mining and Milling of Uranium, presented before the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Southwest and Rocky Mountain Division, by Lynda Taylor, SRIC, June 20, 1983.
Water Quality in New Mexico - Proceedings of the Twenty-eighth Annual New Mexico Water Conference, New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute, NMSU; "The Puerco River: Muddy Issues Raised by a Mine Water Dominated Ephemeral Stream," Bruce Gallaher, Water Resource Specialist, NM EID; April 5-6, 1983.
EPA Project Summary - Trace and Potentially Toxic Elements Associated with Uranium Deposits in South Texas, March 1983.
Chemical Pollution of Usable Groundwater by Seepage from the United Nuclear Corp. Uranium Mill Tailings Impoundment, Church Rock, New Mexico - Initial Statement for the Record before a Hearing of the NM Environmental Improvement Division, Santa Fe, NM, by C. Shuey and Wm. P. Robinson, SRIC, February 1, 1983.
Letter to Thomas Bailey, UNC Mining and Milling, from Russell F. Rhoades, Director, NM EID, Concerning notice of violation of Radiation Protection Regulations, December 27, 1982.
"Uranium: In the atom's shadow," The Arizona Republic, Kathleen L. Stanton, December 5-12, 1982.
"Mobility and Bioavailability of Uranium Mill Tailings Contaminants," David R. Dreesen and Joel M. Williams, Environmental Science Group, LANL; M. Lynn Marple, Texas Department of Health; and Ernest S. Gladney and Daniel R. Perrin, Environmental Surveillance Group, LANL; Environmental Science Technology, Volume 16, Number 10, 1982.
Geochemical Aspects of Radioactive Waste Disposal, Chapt. 10, "Uranium Mining and Mill Tailings," Douglas G. Brookins, 1982.
The Church Rock Uranium Mill Tailings Spill: A Health and Environment Assessment, Executive Summary, prepared by NM EID, October 1982.
"Risk Estimates for the Health Effects of Alpha Radiation," by Duncan C. Thomas and K.G. McNeill, A report prepared for the Atomic Energy Control Board, Ottawa, Canada, September 1982.
"Unresolved Issues and Recommendations for Resolution Concerning the Church Rock, New Mexico Uranium Tailings Dam Failure of July 16, 1979" - C. Shuey and L. Taylor, SRIC, August 1982.
MINE TALK -- "Church Rock Revisited, The Tailings Spill Three Years Later," Volume 2, Number 1 & 2, Summer/Fall 1982.
Letter to Medical Staff from Renee Rulin, Pittsburgh Medical Student and Thomas K. Welty, M.D., Department of Health and Human Services, Re: "Rare Metals Mill Workers," March 17, 1982.
"Review of the Non-Radiological Contaminants in the Long-Term Management of Uranium Mine and Mill Wastes," R.T. Pidgeon, School of Physics and Geosciences, Western Australian Institute of Technology; Taken from: "Proceedings Series, Management of Wastes from Uranium Mining and Milling, Proceedings of an International Symposium on Management of Wastes from Uranium Mining and Milling Jointly Organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency and the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and held in Albuquerque, May 10-14, 1982."
"Lung Cancer Among Navajo Uranium Miners," Leon S. Gottlieb, M.D., F.C.C.P., and Laverne A. Husen, M.D., CHEST, Volume 81:4, April 1982.
"Conditions foster high birth defect rate - Birth defect study in mining areas," Navajo-Hopi Observer, March 25, 1982.
"Arizona birth-defect rate 33% above nation's," The Arizona Republic, March 16, 1982.
"Water-Quality Aspects of Uranium Mining and Milling in New Mexico," Bruce M. Gallaher and Maxine S. Goad, NM EID, NM Health and Environment Department, New Mexico Geological Society, Special Publication, No. 10, 1981.
"Birth Effects in Areas of Uranium Mining," William H. Wiese, M.D., M.P.H., University of New Mexico School of Medicine; Presented at International Conference: Radiation Hazards in Mining, Colorado School of Mines, October 7, 1981.
"Mortality Follow-up Through 1977 of the White Underground Uranium Miners Cohort Examined by the United States Public Health Service," R.J. Waxweiler, R.J. Roscoe, V.E. Archer, M.J. Thun, J.K. Wagoner, and F.E. Lundin, Jr.; International Conference, Radiation Hazards in Mining: Control, Measurement, and Medical Aspects, Colorado School of Mines, October 4-9, 1981.
Reproductive Effects in the Four Corners Area, Conference Summary, Organized and Sponsored by the Department of Family, Community, and Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, February 27, 1981.
Birth Effects in the Four Corners Area, William H. Wiese, M.D., University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Transcript of Meeting Held February 27, 1981.
Neoplasms Among Navajo Children, Submitted to Division of Health Improvement Services, by the Navajo Health Authority, February 24, 1981.
Letter to Director, Center for Disease Control (CDC), from Chronic Diseases Division, Bureau of Epidemiology, Re: Biological Assessment after Uranium Mill Tailings Spill, Church Rock, New Mexico, Dated December 14, 1980.
Documented and Potential Occupational Health Hazards to Uranium Miners Exposed to Ionizing Radiation, by Lawrence D. Weiss, Ph.D., July 1980.
"Responsible Uranium Mining and Milling: An Overview," Wm. Paul Robinson, SRIC, to the First International Conference on Uranium Mine Waste Disposal, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME, May 19-21, 1980.
Letter to the Honorable Ray Marshall, Secretary, Department of Labor, from Sidney M. Wolfe, M.D., Director, Public Citizen, Re: Emergency Temporary Mandatory Standard (ETMS) for Exposure to Radon Daughters, dated April 21, 1980.
Excerpts from: Invisible Violence, Re: Uranium Miners, Proceedings of the National Citizens' Hearings for Radiation Victims, April 10-14, 1980.
Navajo Uranium Operations: Early Hazards and Recent Interventions, Harold Tso and Lora M. Shields, April 10-14, 1980.
Uranium Mining & Milling: a Primer, Reprinted from The Workbook, Vol. IV, nos. 6-7, November/December 1979. Coordinator David Riccitiello. Other contributors: Paul Robinson, Alice Hector, Judy Luis, David Benavides, and Don Hancock.
Mill Tailings Dam Break at Church Rock, New Mexico, Oversight Hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs before the House of Representatives, October 22, 1979.
Letter to Ross A. Scarano, Section Leader, New Facilities Section, Uranium Recovery Licensing Branch, US NRC, from David R. Dreesen, Environmental Sciences Group, LANL, Re: Sampling data from Canon City, Colorado, Cotter Corp. Uranium Mill; June 26, 1979.
"The Widows of Red Rock," Chris Shuey, Saturday Magazine, June 2 and June 9, 1979.
"Uranium Mill Tailings: Congress Addresses a Long-Neglected Problem," Luther J. Carter, Science, Vol. 202, October 13, 1978.
"Cancer and low level ionizing radiation," Karl Z. Morgan, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, September 1978.
"Uranium Mill Tailings - Environmental Implications," David R. Dreeson, LASL Mini-Review, LASL-77-37, February 1978.
"Respiratory Disease Mortality Among Uranium Miners," Victor E. Archer, J. Dean Gillam, and Joseph K. Wagoner, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Center for Disease Control, US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108; Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, #271, 1976.
Water Quality Impacts of Uranium Mining and Milling Activities in the Grants Mineral Belt, New Mexico, Excerpts from Final, EPA 906/9-75-002; US EPA, Region VI, September 1975.
Radon Daughter Exposure and Respiratory Cancer - Quantitative and Temporal Aspects, Report from the Epidemiological Study of the United States Uranium Miners, Frank E. Lundin, Jr., M.D., Joseph K. Wagoner, S.D., and Victor E. Archer, M.D., National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 1971.
"Radiation as the Cause of Lung Cancer Among Uranium Miners," Joseph K. Wagoner, M.S., Victor E. Archer, M.D., Frank E. Lundin, Jr., M.D., Duncan A. Holaday, M.A., and J. William Lloyd, M.Sc.; The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 273, No. 4, July 22, 1965.
Mortality of American Indian Uranium Miners, J.K. Wagoner, V.E. Archer, and J.D. Gillam, 1970?
"Environmental Radiation and Human Health," Ernest J. Sternglass, University of Pittsburgh, Sixth Berkeley Symposium, 1970 or 1971.