Wind River uranium contamination exhibit opens in Lander Sept. 20

—By WyoFile Staff
September 19, 2013

Old Town Coffee on Main Street in Lander will be hosting Kit Freedman’s opening reception for the photographic exhibit “Contamination on the Wind River: Perception, Science, and the Riverton UMTRA Site” on Friday, September 20th from 6-8pm. Freedman produced the photographs as part of her joint master’s degree studies in Anthropology and Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

The UMTRA site, short for Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action site, is located two miles south of Riverton near the town of Arapahoe. WyoFile has written about efforts to remediate this site, as well as an epidemiological study that looked for a link between the radioactive tailings and cancer deaths on the reservation.

Click here to read a previous press release by the University of Wyoming describing Freedman’s project.

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