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Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder

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Navajo slam FEMA over mine spill, other disasters

When 3 million gallons of toxic mine waste spilled from the Gold King site in Colorado into the Animas and San Juan rivers in 2015, the Navajo Nation deployed its emergency management department — just three people — to identify affected livestock watering points and set up new ones.