AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Med, Clin Translat Sci
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PublisherA V S AMER INST PHYSICS
CitationJ. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 38, 031003 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1116/1.5142283
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AbstractThe geologic profile of the western United States lends itself to naturally elevated levels of arsenic and uranium in the groundwater and can be aggravated by mining. The Navajo Nation, located in the American Southwest, is the largest contiguous Native American Nation and has over a 100-year legacy of hard rock mining. Concentrations of uranium and arsenic above drinking water standards in unregulated water sources pose various human-health risks to the Navajo Nation due to the lack of public water infrastructure that exists. Although high natural background concentrations may occur in some environments, anthropogenic contamination concerns are especially troublesome for the Navajo Nation, where past uranium mining activity and natural sources affect unregulated water supplies. Community engaged research on uranium and arsenic present in unregulated water wells in the western portion of the Navajo Nation has been a focus of the Ingram laboratory since 2003. These studies have provided important information, particularly for uranium and arsenic, to the communities and the Navajo tribal leaders.
Note12 month embargo; published online: 20 March 2020
VersionFinal published version
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- Authors: Credo J, Torkelson J, Rock T, Ingram JC
- Issue date: 2019 Jul 31
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- Authors: Jones L, Credo J, Parnell R, Ingram JC
- Issue date: 2020 Apr
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- Authors: Hoover J, Gonzales M, Shuey C, Barney Y, Lewis J
- Issue date: 2017
- Diné citizen science: Phytoremediation of uranium and arsenic in the Navajo Nation.
- Authors: Webber ZR, Webber KGI, Rock T, St Clair I, Thompson C, Groenwald S, Aanderud Z, Carling GT, Frei RJ, Abbott BW
- Issue date: 2021 Nov 10
- Spatial relationship between well water arsenic and uranium in Northern Plains native lands.
- Authors: Sobel M, Sanchez TR, Zacher T, Mailloux B, Powers M, Yracheta J, Harvey D, Best LG, Bear AB, Hasan K, Thomas E, Morgan C, Aurand D, Ristau S, Olmedo P, Chen R, Rule A, O'Leary M, Navas-Acien A, George CM, Bostick B
- Issue date: 2021 Oct 15