The Seattle Times

JEFF T. GREEN / AP, 2003
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cleanup OK'd for uranium mine on tribal land

Superfund officials for the federal government and the Spokane Tribe check the water level of Pit 3 at the inactive Midnite Mine in this file photo from 2003. The mine opened in the 1950s to produce uranium for the U.S.-Soviet arms race and closed in 1981.