Photos

  • Tour of Abandoned Uranium Mine on Navajo Nation, October 2, 2015 »

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich tours the Shiprock Disposal Site, a former uranium mill. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) now maintains the site and monitors potential impacts to the environment. Nearly 4 million tons of uranium were extracted from the Navajo Nation from 1944-1986. Many abandoned mines exist today and pose a serious health threat.

    • Pope Francis' Address to Congress, September 24, 2015 »

      U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich attends Pope Francis' historic address to Congress and welcomes constituents to his office.
      • Navajo Nation, August 14, 2015 »

        U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich meets with the Navajo Nation at the government offices in Window Rock to discuss the response efforts in Indian Country to the Gold King Mine spill that occurred in the Animas River.

        • Briefing on Gold King Mine Spill, August 14, 2015 »

          U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich is briefed on the coordinated approach from the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies working with state, tribal and local officials to minimize the short-term and long-term public health and economic challenges caused by the tragic Gold King Mine spill that occurred in the Animas River.

          • Delivering Water To Local Residents Impacted By Gold King Mine Spill, August 14, 2015 »

            U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich joins the San Juan Country Fire Department to deliver water to local residents impacted by the Gold King Mine spill that occurred in the Animas River.

            • Press Conference to Mark Milestone In Fuel Spill Cleanup At Kirtland Air Force Base, August 13, 2015 »

              U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich joins the U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and state, local, and military officials at Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) to mark the first time that contaminated groundwater associated with the Kirtland Bulk Fuels Facility leak has been extracted and treated, and to acknowledge the work of the teams involved in achieving this milestone. Last year, Senators Heinrich and Tom Udall and U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham secured key commitments from the Air Force to clean up the fuel spill at KAFB. Later, the Air Force outlined a specific plan to remove contaminants by installing several "pump and treat" extraction wells. The goal of the cleanup is to ensure public drinking water wells in the vicinity of the base remain safe for consumption, and that the plume is reduced in size and contaminants are brought within public health standards.

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