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SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation members will travel to the nation’s capital this summer to try to obtain compensation for as many as 15,000 dependents of former uranium mine workers who are suffering from disease and birth defects.
The Navajo Nation Dependents of Uranium Workers Committee members will lobby congressional leaders and request a congressional field hearing on the issue in Shiprock or Window Rock, Ariz.
The committee also wants to amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to extend compensation to the family members of former uranium workers.