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  • SATURDAY, AUG. 23, 2014

    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 …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 21, 2013

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 2011

    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. …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011

    Timeline: Uranium mining and Midnite Mine

    A timeline of events surrounding uranium mining at Midnite Mine


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009, 6:47 A.M.

    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.


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2008

    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 …


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