Navajos Appeal to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights over Proposed Uranium Mining | Indian Country Today

Unable to get anywhere during 16 years of battling within the U.S. legal system, the Diné group on May 16 filed an appeal with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. For 16 years Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining ENDAUM, represented by the New Mexico Environmental Law Center NMELC, has been fighting to overturn a mining license awarded to Hydro Resources Inc. HRI by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission NRC so as to avoid contaminating the drinking water of 15,000 people, the law center said in a press release.

via Navajos Appeal to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights over Proposed Uranium Mining | Indian Country Today Media Network.com.

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