Appeals Court Rules DOE Not Responsible for Navajo Uranium Cleanup

"A federal appeals court ruled today that the Department of Energy does not have to remediate two sites on Navajo Nation land that are adjacent to an old uranium mine.

Under the 1978 Uranium Mill Tailings Remediation and Control Act, which was enacted to address uranium cleanups, Congress specifically stated that decisions on which sites to remediate were not subject to judicial review."

Lawrence Hurley reports for Greenwire January 28, 2011.

Source: Greenwire, 01/31/2011