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Navajo Drinking Water

Discussion in 'Seekers Circle' started by Ellen Brown, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Ellen Brown

    Ellen Brown Well-Known Member
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    I can't find availability of a place to ask questions about the Bipartisan Bill that Mitt Romney sponsored to bring drinking water to the Navajo people. I was going to ask about it in the Native American DIR but that seems closed. Then I was going to ask about it in the Mormon DIR, but I can not find it.

    Not many people know or care that Coal Mining and Uranium Mining in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona has made large areas of the Aquifer in Navajo areas undrinkable.

    Most of the Electricity generated at the Navajo power plant does not go to the Navajo Reservation but to the surrounding cities.
     
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  2. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    It's sad when short term profit is more important than the long term consequences of corporate actions.
     
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    They ran a special on this a couple of years ago. The Navajo have to bring their water in by truck while water is piped directly to Phoenix. Golf courses get water while they don't.
     
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  4. Ellen Brown

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    In April of this year, Mitt Romney sponsored a bill to pipe water to the Navajo. I hope it succeeds.
     
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  5. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    That's a good bill. Everybody needs drinking water.
     
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    Good for him! I hope it does too. Let the grass turn brown on the golf courses I say.
     
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    I see so the Navajo have paid a price.

    It takes a lot of mining to gather enough uranium to do things. According to this link it "Naturally occurs in most rocks in 2 to 4 parts per million." Its everywhere around us, then; so I guess that to mine a pound you've got to sift through about 5,000 tons of other stuff. Of that you then have to start separating the Uranium into separate isotopes. The U235 is used for energy. The other U is used for other things like yacht keels. The methods for mining it are underground, open cut and in situ leeching (pumping stuff underground to dissolve it and force it up above the ground).
     
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  9. Ellen Brown

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    That is likely part of what Mitt Romney intending to mitigate. Since traditional groundwater is now contaminated, piping water in from other areas should give them drinking water. Surrounding cities use just lots of water on lawns and such.
     
  10. Milton Platt

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    I think there is a political forum on here.
     
  11. Ellen Brown

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    I don't see it as political and those in that forum would likely NOT have specific knowledge about Mitt Romney, His "water" bill, or Native American, Navajo issues. Since I am half Cherokee, I strongly identify with the Navajo Dine' and their particular philosophy about "Two Spirit Folk", which differs from the LGBT "Two Spirit Folk" ideas. Their Animism makes a lot of sense, though I do not see it entirely supplanting Abrahamic belief.
     
  12. Milton Platt

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    I would think a bill being considered in congress is a political thing. To each his/her own.
     
  13. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I could never figure out the obsession for a green lawn. Brown yards can be attractive in their own way just as much.
     
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    Yes, the Feds really did a number on Utah and the native Americans living there...as well as the Utahns. Southern Utahns have been dealing with the same sort of health issues those downwind of Chernobyl and the Japanese plants are dealing with, thanks to the Feds. Clinton really did a number on em.

    Oh, if you want the 'Mormon DIR,' go here: Latter-day Saints DIR

    You want the 'Latter-day saints DIR."

    I hope that helps.
     
  15. Ellen Brown

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    Sorry, the "Powers That Be" say I can't post there. I apologize to you for my attitude.
     
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    What attitude?

    I hadn't heard about the 'drinking water' bill, where can I find information about it?

    I only know some of what the native Americans and other Utahns are dealing with, thanks to the Feds (I'm not all that fond of 'em, can you tell?) I'd like to know more about this one.
     
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    I'm pretty sure anybody can get permission to post in any of the DIRs, Ellen. You just have to ask for access. Those forums are, however, much more strictly moderated than any of the others. In other words, debate is not permitted and all posts have to be respectful. In other forums, pretty much anything goes.
     
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