Chevron Agrees To Test Uranium Mine On Navajo Land

Law360, New York (August 1, 2011, 6:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it had reached an agreement with Chevron USA Inc. for radium testing of contaminated soil at a former uranium mine on Navajo tribal land in New Mexico.

Under the terms of the agreement, Chevron will conduct a radiological survey and sample contaminated soil at the 31-acre Mariano Lake Mine site near Gallup, N.M.

The agreement is part of a larger effort by the EPA to remove contamination from decades of uranium mining on Navajo lands.

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