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Healthy help

WELLPINIT, Wash. – Chico Corral’s work history is scoured into his lungs. Chest X-rays for the 84-year-old show scarring from the dust he inhaled during two decades as a uranium …


Spokane Tribe members want more time to review Midnite Mine cleanup plan

WELLPINIT, Wash. – Members of the Spokane Tribe gathered near the Midnite Mine on Sunday to offer prayers and songs for the healing of the defunct uranium mine. As the …


Cleanup of Midnite Mine on reservation to begin by 2015

Newmont Mining Co. expects to begin cleanup of a defunct uranium mine on the Spokane Indian Reservation by 2015. The company is working on design proposals for the remediation of …


S-R honored for series on mine, tribe

A two-day Spokesman-Review series of stories and photos about uranium mine radiation and high cancer rates on the Spokane Indian Reservation was the best environmental reporting in a metro Northwest …


Feds, Midnite Mine operators reach deal on cleanup

The federal government has reached an agreement with one of the world’s largest mining companies on a $193 million cleanup of a defunct uranium mine on the Spokane Indian Reservation. …


Chico Corral blames uranium industry for failing health

Chico Corral couldn’t get away from the dust. After the daily blasting, yellow-brown grit hung in the air at the Midnite Mine, an open-pit uranium mine on the Spokane Indian …


Spokane Tribe members worked gladly in uranium mines

When there’s a funeral on the Spokane Indian Reservation, Harold Campbell puts on his grave-digging hat, collects his tools and heads to the cemetery. Over the past 30 years, the …


Exposure risk limits food hunt

After a prayer evoking “the Grandfather’s” blessing, four generations of the Spokane Tribe set off across a sagebrush-dotted pasture in search of white camas roots. Elders wore woven baskets strapped …


Timeline: Uranium mining and Midnite Mine

A timeline of events surrounding uranium mining at Midnite Mine


Midnite Mine still a threat

Members of the Spokane Tribe of Indians shouldn’t hunt, fish or gather medicinal plants near a defunct uranium mine on their reservation, according to a recent public health assessment. Radioactive …


Feds: Keep visits to Midnite Mine short

If you must visit the Midnite Mine site in Stevens County, don’t spend a lot of time there.


Newmont Mining must pay

An international mining corporation must share the cost of cleaning up an abandoned uranium mine on the Spokane Indian Reservation, a federal judge has ruled. Newmont Mining Corp. holds majority …