Remembering Church Rock
41 years ago, the Church Rock Uranium Mill Spill in New Mexico released 1,100 tons of uranium waste and 94 million gallons of radioactive water into the Rio Puerco and across the Navajo Nation. It is the largest accidental radioactive release in US history.
The spill was never properly cleaned up and no health studies were done. Today, New Mexicans are #StillHere, facing the contamination of their land, poisoning of their drinking water, and cancers and other health impacts. Hear stories of those impacted by the spill and learn more at https://swuraniumimpacts.org/