Research pioneers understanding of uranium toxicity
Low-grade uranium ore is nicknamed “yellowcake” for its color and powdered consistency. The Navajos have another name: Leetso, or “yellow monster.”
The yellow monster surfaced on the Navajo Nation with uranium mining that started in the 1940s and continued for the next several decades. In its aftermath came illnesses such as lung cancer among mine workers and worries about environmental contamination among people who live on that land.
The Navajos believe you must gain knowledge of a… Read more