Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Fri, July 30
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For 50 years, the Kayenta Mine on Black Mesa supplied coal to fire the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) in Page, Arizona. With the closure of the generating station in 2019, the mine is now being dismantled, which could potentially create hundreds of jobs for those living on the Navajo and Hopi reservation. (Photo/Peabody Energy)

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The closure of NGS in 2019, resulted in the loss of about $98 million per year in total wages for Native workers, however, a recently released report said reclamation of the Kayenta Mine could bring back 200 jobs per year for the next two to three years for Navajo and Hopi people.

By Katherine Locke November 3, 2020