Navajo researcher leads search for answers about contamination

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Navajo researcher leads search for answers about contamination

Team identified 40 possible ways people could be exposed
Associate professor Walter Klimecki of the University of Arizona, left, examines water samples taken from the San Juan River near Shiprock in March with members of a research team. The team worked under the direction of University of Arizona professor Karletta Chief, who is from the Navajo Nation. She is leading a study about the health effects of pollution and how native people view the river.
Associate professor Walter Klimecki of the University of Arizona, right, prepares to collect GPS coordinates along the San Juan River near Shiprock in March with the help of University of Arizona student Benjamin Rivera. University of Arizona professor Karletta Chief is leading a rapid-response study to address residents’ questions about the safety of the water.

Navajo researcher leads search for answers about contamination

Associate professor Walter Klimecki of the University of Arizona, left, examines water samples taken from the San Juan River near Shiprock in March with members of a research team. The team worked under the direction of University of Arizona professor Karletta Chief, who is from the Navajo Nation. She is leading a study about the health effects of pollution and how native people view the river.
Associate professor Walter Klimecki of the University of Arizona, right, prepares to collect GPS coordinates along the San Juan River near Shiprock in March with the help of University of Arizona student Benjamin Rivera. University of Arizona professor Karletta Chief is leading a rapid-response study to address residents’ questions about the safety of the water.
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