Tribes seek cleanup of contaminated Arizona site

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Tuba City, AZ. (AP) – The  Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe are going to court to seek the cleanup of a contaminated site in northeastern Arizona.

The site near Tuba City is littered with medical, uranium and other radioactive waste. The tribe say their land and groundwater are threatened.

The Department of Justice and  El Paso Corporation are in litigation over cleanup of the site. The Navajo Nation is filing a motion to intervene and the Hopi Tribe says it will file its own lawsuit.

El Paso and its predecessor, Rare Metals Corporation, operated a uranium mite at the site.