Paying for toxic smelter?

Paying for toxic smelter?

Families search for clues of uranium contamination in Durango’s past
Ar 704229872
Purchase
Crystal Schmit, left, and Kim Nemecek have been searching since January for evidence linking the company their husbands worked for in the 1980s to a project to remove uranium-mining tailings from Smelter Mountain. Both Schmit’s and Nemecek’s husbands later died of cancer. Here they look for old newspaper stories about waste removal from Smelter Mountain at the Durango Public Library.
Ar 704229872
Ep 704229872
Purchase
STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
Crystal Schmit, left, and Kim Nemecek hope to enlist the help of others who may have lost loved ones because of their involvement with the Smelter Mountain cleanup.
Ep 704229872
Ep 704229872
Front-end loaders shovel radioactive mill tailings in this April 1989 photo. The on-the-ground phase of the Smelter Mountain remediation project started in November 1986.
Ep 704229872
For more information

For information about claiming compensation for illness caused by working in the atomic energy industry, call Kim Nemecek at 247-9086 or Crystal Schmit at 749-3989.
Schmit and Nemecek are gathering documents to show that their late husbands died

Read More Hide
Reader Comments
click here to add your event
Durango ~ Events
click here to add your event
Durango ~ Events