Quick Reads: week of April 6

Town Hall meeting for former uranium workers in Kayenta April 19

A town hall meeting for former uranium workers will take place at the Kayenta Chapter House (US - 163) in Kayenta April 19. More information is available from (888) 903-8989.

Notice of Office Closure April 14 - Department of Self Reliance

The Navajo Nation Department of Self Reliance would like to give its customers and the public a courtesy notice that all offices will close for one day April 14 to allow staff to attend a mandatory training.

All offices will reopen and continue normal business hours April 15.

Customers should call their local offices with any questions or concerns.

Chinle, Ariozna: (866) 700-5175;

Greasewood, Arizona: (928) 654-3910;

Kayenta, Arizona: (928) 697-5660;

St. Michael's, Arizona: (866) 860-9549;

Tuba City, Arizona: (866) 731-7015;

Crownpoints, New Mexico: (866) 784-1694;

Gallup, New Mexico: (866) 704-6940;

Farmington, Nex Mexico: (505) 278-8190; and

Shiprock, New Mexico: (505) 368-1457.

Walk of Hope community event April 21- 23

Native Americans for Community Action invites the community to help raise suicide awareness by attending the Walk of Hope April 21-23.

In the state of Arizona suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 15-34.

The Walk of Hope is an event that represents one's journey - a series of small steps filled with hope and a remainder that no one should have to walk this journey alone. Three events will take place across northern Arizona in Leupp, Tuba City and Flagstaff.

In Leupp - at 2:30 (MST) at the Leupp Community Center;

In Tuba City - at 5:30 p.m. (MST) at the Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites, 1 Legacy Lane, Tuba City;

In Flagstaff - 8:30 a.m. (MST) at Buffalo Park, 2400 N. Gemini Rd., Flagstaff.

More information is available by calling Eudora Redhouse at (928) 526-2968 ext. 129.

Energy Department Hosting uranium issues open house in Monument Valley April 9

Energy Department Hosting Uranium Issues Open House in Monument Valley April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to inform stakeholders about uranium-related issues in the area. The event will take place at Monument Valley High School's gymnasium, 100 N. Cougar Lane, Monument Valley, Utah. Light refreshements will be provided.

The open house collaboration will allow residents to get the information they need or want regarding uranium issues in one place.

Many federal agencies will be on hand to answer questions.

DOE will discuss accomplishments and potential projects at the Monument Valley, Arizona, Processing Site. Each agency will also provide information about their organization's involvement in the Monument Valley area. All of the agencies are involved in addressing and will continue to address the impacts of uranium contamination on the Navajo Nation.

The DOE Monument Valley processing site operated between 1955 and 1968. During surface remediation from 1992 through 1994, DOE moved source materials into an encapsulated disposal cell in Mexican Hat, Utah. The site is regulated under the 1978 Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act.

More information about the Monument Valley, Arizona, Disposal Site is available on the DOE Office of Legacy Management website at http://www.lm.doe.gov/monvalley/Sites.aspx.

Energy Department hosts public scoping meeting in Tuba City April 6

The U.S. Department of Energy will host a public scoping meeting April 6 in Tuba City to hear public input on groundwater contamination treatment options for the Tuba City, Arizona, former uranium mill site (Rare Metals former processing site).

The meeting will take place at the Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites, 1 Legacy Lane, Tuba City, Arizona from 6 or 7 p.m. until 10 or 11 p.m. (Arizona Time/Daylight Savings Time).

The Tuba City uranium mill operated between 1956 and 1966. Today, the site is regulated under the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA).

Hosting this scoping meeting is part of a formal process under the National Environmental Policy Act.

Listening to stakeholders is a key part of this process and gathering stakeholder input will help DOE address the future of the site and incorporate stakeholder considerations to the extent possible.

More information about the Tuba City site is available on the DOE Office of Legacy Management website at http://www.lm.doe.gov/tuba/Sites.aspx.

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