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.