Paying for toxic smelter?

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Paying for toxic smelter?

Families search for clues of uranium contamination in Durango’s past
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.
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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.
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.
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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 from cancer because of contact with radioactive waste in the mid- and late-1980s during the cleanup of Smelter Mountain uranium mill tailings.

Paying for toxic smelter?

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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.
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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.
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.
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