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  • 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 …


  • 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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