The Navajo Nation covers 27,000 square miles. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
The Navajo Nation covers 27,000 square miles.
Here lies the world's largest deposit of uranium ore, leetso. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Here lies the world's largest deposit of uranium ore, leetso.
Navajo men jumped at the chance for work. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Navajo men jumped at the chance for work.
Unburdened by regulations  the mines operated for 40 years. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Unburdened by regulations the mines operated for 40 years.
By the 1980s, decreased demand closed the mines. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
By the 1980s, decreased demand closed the mines.
Thousands of open mines & dumps were left on the reservation. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Thousands of open mines & dumps were left on the reservation.
Miners had loaded millions of tons of ore into open rail cars. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Miners had loaded millions of tons of ore into open rail cars.
They wore no protection masks or clothing. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
They wore no protection masks or clothing.
They ate lunches in holes choked with radioactive dust. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
They ate lunches in holes choked with radioactive dust.
They drank water that would have triggered a Geiger counter. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
They drank water that would have triggered a Geiger counter.
They staggered home to wives who washed their filthy overalls. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
They staggered home to wives who washed their filthy overalls.
The dying started in the 1960s.  : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
The dying started in the 1960s.
"They never told us it would kill us". : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
"They never told us it would kill us".
They scraped radioactive ore  to fuel the Cold War. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
They scraped radioactive ore to fuel the Cold War.
The conflict never turned hot but it has killed 400 miners. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
The conflict never turned hot but it has killed 400 miners.
Declassified documents show the government knew the danger from the start. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Declassified documents show the government knew the danger from the start.
The danger was concealed from the miners and their families. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
The danger was concealed from the miners and their families.
Congress apologized for failing to protect the miners. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Congress apologized for failing to protect the miners.
Lung cancer is a torturous death. Breathing is agony. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Lung cancer is a torturous death. Breathing is agony.
Congress ordered payments up to $100,000 to the miners. : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Congress ordered payments up to $100,000 to the miners.
"The government destroyed this community". : The Navajo Uranium Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
"The government destroyed this community".