Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
Addressing Uranium Contamination
on the Navajo Nation
Since 2008, EPA has completed demolition and necessary excavations of 34 structures and 12 residential yards. In addition, EPA has completed the construction of 17 new homes, and some families were provided compensation for their demolished structures.
Contaminated Structures Video
EPA and Navajo Nation EPA have worked together to identify all the structures that should be assessed. Together we have assessed a total of 763 structures to date and continue to refer structures for more assessment and remediation. Residents will be notified of the results and possible remedial solutions if any are warranted. Superfund authority will be used to perform any remediation.