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Yellow dirt

Judy Pasternak

Yellow dirt

an American story of a poisoned land and a people betrayed

by Judy Pasternak

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Published by Free Press in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Health and hygiene,
  • Government relations,
  • Radiation,
  • Uranium,
  • Congenital Abnormalities,
  • Etiology,
  • Government Regulation,
  • North American Indians,
  • Mining,
  • History,
  • Navajo Indians,
  • Ethnic relations,
  • Adverse effects,
  • Uranium mines and mining,
  • Radioactive Soil Pollutants,
  • History, 20th Century,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-304) and index.

    StatementJudy Pasternak
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE99.N3 P378 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 317 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages317
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24815494M
    ISBN 101416594825, 1439100462
    ISBN 109781416594826, 9781439100462
    LC Control Number2010005546
    OCLC/WorldCa464593180

    A second set of warnings emerged about the environmental impact. And they are still dying. In many ways, it resembled the Martian landscape. Considering our nation's treatment of the Native Americans, it's not surprising that we gave them the crappiest land to live on. Many books now come with dust jackets. Yellow Dirt covers this tragedy from just before the beginning until the present day and follows one Navajo family, Adakai of Cane Valley and his progeny, throughout the long, sad story.

    It is journalism at its very best—a story told fully and eloquently. Worse, some may have run out of outrage, having spent it on so many recent events. A gripping story of the betrayal of the Navajos, it comes at a time where once again the human costs of energy production are slighted and both the government and corporations ride roughshod over the least powerful. These paper coverings are generally glossy or matte in finish. Georgia Power conceded the matter after company attorneys completed a title search in November

    Secretly, during the days of the Manhattan Project and then in a frenzy during the Cold War, the government bought up all the uranium that could be mined from the hundreds of rich deposits entombed under the sagebrush plains and sandstone cliffs. At the end of the book, I was more convinced than ever that the United States has one hell of a karmic payback headed its way based solely on our treatment of the Native Americans. Always erase in one direction only. These paper coverings are generally glossy or matte in finish. Yet as birth defects appeared and cancer rates skyrocketed, no one connected the dots.


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Things got even worse as the cold war ended and the appetite for uranium subsided. It is journalism at its very best—a story told fully and eloquently. From the s to the s, the United States knowingly used and discarded an entire tribe of people as the Navajos worked, unprotected, in the uranium mines that fueled the Manhattan Project and the Cold War.

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For full access become a member today. Unfolds like true crime, where real-life heroes and villains play dynamic roles in a drama that escalates page by page.

Eye-opening and riveting, "Yellow Dirt" gives a sobering glimpse into our atomic past and adds a critical voice to the debate about resurrecting America's nuclear industry. A gripping story of the betrayal of the Navajos, it comes at a time where once again the human costs of energy production are slighted and both the government and corporations ride roughshod over the least powerful.

Along the way, their fates intertwine with decisions made in Washington, D. A pulverizer below each bunker grinds the coal to a fine powder that is mixed with air and blown into the boiler through a network of pipes.

Ensure that your attachment is an extremely soft brush, and place your vacuum on the lowest possible setting. A second set of warnings emerged about the environmental impact. Ten years after the mines closed, the cancer rate on the reservation shot up and some babies began to be born with crooked fingers that fused together into claws as they grew.

Cancer, relatively unknown in the Navajo, began to show up in levels several times that in the general population, starting with the miners themselves and then, as waste contaminated the water, the rest of their families. Her work galvanized both a congressman and a famous prosecutor to clean the sites and get reparations for the tribe.

We drove through Navajo Nation on our trip west last summer. With both units at full load, Plant Wansley burns about 14, tons of coal every 24 hours.

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So I trekked down there to get it, along with five other books. It was the largest accidental release of radioactive material in US history, larger even than the near meltdown one month later at Three Mile Island — the accident that made world headlines.

Considering our nation's treatment of the Native Americans, it's not surprising that we gave them the crappiest land to live on. Long after these mines were abandoned, Navajos in all four corners of the Reservation which borders Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona continued grazing their animals on sagebrush flats riddled with uranium that had been blasted from the ground.

Use your soft cloth or toothbrush to wipe the page from the center of book outwards, removing dust as you go.Oct 01,  · In her new book “Yellow Dirt,” Judy Pasternak writes of a harrowing tale from Navajo country: how the U.S.

government allowed uranium companies to walk away from hundreds of radioactive mines across the reservation. Not told of the danger, Navajos built their homes from the leftover ore and tailings.

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