Help Us Understand What It’s Like Living Near Uranium Mill Tailings
The American uranium industry's heyday is decades in the past, but remnants of old mines, mills and waste piles are still scattered around the Four Corners region.
Reporters Mark Olalde and Maya Miller of ProPublica have reported extensively on the environmental, public health and economic impacts of major industries such as mining. They're now digging into uranium’s place in the modern Southwest, especially in the face of a regionwide drought.
Of particular interest is the ongoing groundwater cleanup effort at the former Homestake mill site about five miles northeast of Milan, New Mexico. We need to hear from current and former residents of the area, as their stories will help us better understand the legacy of uranium milling and its impacts: positive, negative and everything in between.
Please fill out this questionnaire if you or someone in your family previously lived or currently lives in any of the five neighborhoods just south and southwest of the mill site and its main tailings pile: Broadview Acres, Felice Acres, Murray Acres, Pleasant Valley Estates and Valle Verde.
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