Published: January 7, 2000
The story of Elsie Mae Begay is featured prominently in our documentary The Return of Navajo Boy; her home was partially constructed out of uranium rocks from an abandoned mine nearby. Around the same time our film was making its premiere, the EPA investigated her home to see how dangerous it might be. The above video is from an official EPA videotape of the investigation, obtained by Groundswell through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
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