PBS NewsHour

Southwest grapples with health effects of nuclear ore mining

Clip: 08/08/2022 | 9m 39s | Video has closed captioning.

Residents of the Southwest including many Indigenous people have for years been exposed to high levels of radiation from uranium extraction and refining, a toxic legacy from the Cold War's weapons program and nuclear power generation. Stephanie Sy reports in partnership with investigative news outlet ProPublica on a community’s fight for survival and to hold a company and government accountable.

Aired: 08/08/22

Rating: NR

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