The Ethical Issues in Uranium Mining Research in the Navajo Nation

TitleThe Ethical Issues in Uranium Mining Research in the Navajo Nation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsPanikkar, B, Brugge, D
JournalAccountability in Research: Policies & Quality Assurance
Volume14
Issue2
Pagination121-153
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number08989621
Accession Number24654326
Keywordscommunity-based , MINES , Native , NAVAJO , research , URANIUM
AbstractThis article explores the experience of Navajo communities living under the shadow of nuclear age fallout who were subjects of five decades of research. In this historical analysis of public health research conducted in the Navajo lands since the inception of uranium mining from the 1950s untill the end of the 20th century, we analyze the successes and failures in the research initiatives conducted on Navajo lands, the ethical breaches, and the harms and benefits that this research has brought about to the community.
NotesPanikkar, Bindu 1; Brugge, Doug 2; Email Address: dbrugge@aol.com; Affiliations: 1: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University. Massachusetts. USA; 2: Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University. Massachusetts. USA; Issue Info: Apr2007, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p121; Thesaurus Term: URANIUM industry; Thesaurus Term: RESEARCH; Subject Term: URANIUM mines & mining; Subject Term: MINES & mineral resources; Subject: NAVAJO (Ariz.); Author-Supplied Keyword: community-based participatory research; Author-Supplied Keyword: Native American; Author-Supplied Keyword: Navajo; Author-Supplied Keyword: research ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: uranium mining; NAICS/Industry Codes: 562910 Remediation Services; NAICS/Industry Codes: 212291 Uranium-Radium-Vanadium Ore Mining; Number of Pages: 33p; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1080/08989620701290473
Short TitleThe Ethical Issues in Uranium Mining Research in the Navajo Nation
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