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KVNF Regional Newscast: May 2, 2022

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The Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project is a reminder of the legacy of the uranium industry, and its impact on the landscape and people. The project is cleaning up uranium tailings left by the former Atlas Minerals Corp Mill.

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act will expire on July 10th of this year. But there are many workers and downwinders that still qualify for compensation for their uranium contamination, but have not yet collected. A new bill expanding coverage is in Congress, and proponents are in a race to pass it. Justin Higginbottom of KZMU radio speaks to those impacted by radiation exposure about the support they’re hoping for.

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Kate Redmond was reared on a ranch in Routt County, Colorado in a large and boisterous family. Kate has enjoyed a career in audio and lighting, with previous stints at The Vilar Performing Arts Center, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and Strings Pavilion. Her interests include alpine skiing, yoga, poetry, mosaics, and she's currently writing a memoir about her time in Uruguay. After several years as a KVNF volunteer, she joined the staff in December 2020. She left the KVNF staff at the end of June, 2022, to take a position at KSUT in Ignacio, CO.
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