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3 million gallons of wastewater headed to Arizona

3 million gallons of wastewater headed to Arizona  ‪#‎AnimasRiver‬ ‪#‎Colorado

http://www.12news.com/story/news/local/arizona/2015/08/07/gold-king-mine-wasterwater/31297679/

With uranium poisoning wells, Navajos must drive miles to get drinking water

With uranium poisoning wells, Navajos must drive miles to get drinking water

But many who are constricted by circumstance still use contaminated supplies

Thank you Milton Yazzie for your great work on behalf of the people living in Black Falls. You are surely missed.

http://www.azcentral.com/longform/news/arizona/investigations/2014/08/05/uranium-mining-poison-wells-safe-drinking-water/13635345/

July 16-19, 2015 NETROOTS Nation Black Mess on Black Mesa

Tomorrow we will be at Netroots Nation. Visit their website for more information! http://www.netrootsnation.org/

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July 13, 2015 – On Parched Navajo Reservation, ‘Water Lady’ Brings Liquid Gold – NYTimes

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/14/us/on-parched-navajo-reservation-water-lady-brings-liquid-gold.html?emc=edit_th_20150714&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=39405756

THOREAU, N.M. — The yellow truck slogged along the red-dirt roads in this impoverished corner of the Navajo reservation last week, its belly full of water — liquid gold in a treasure chest on wheels. The truck’s driver, Darlene Arviso, steered it patiently, up, down and around pockmarks chiseled on the ground by a recent downpour.

“So much rain, but a lot of people with no water,” she mumbled, angling toward the entrance of a mud-splashed hogan, the traditional Navajo hut that was the first stop on her delivery route that day.

Her job is simple: She brings clean water to people who have none of it at home. One-third of the roughly 50,000 households on the Navajo reservation face this problem, one of the highest concentrations of water-poor homes in the country. A multiyear drought has only made it worse… (Read more)