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From the GMR: NLM's Tox Town Introduces New US Southwest Neighborhood

FYI. Interesting section on fracking available - with links to a variety of other resources!

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Tox Town Introduces New US Southwest Neighborhood in both English and Spanish

What is fracking? What are uranium tailings and how can they affect my health? Answers to these questions can be found in Tox Town's new US Southwest Scene.
http://www.toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/flash/southwest/flash.php (English)
http://www.toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/flash/southwest/flash_sp.php (Spanish)

This scene, developed in conjunction with Diné College in New Mexico, highlights locations associated with environmental health concerns impacting the Navajo and others living in the Southwest region of the United States. New Tox Town locations found in this scene include:

Abandoned Mines
Coal-Fired Power Plants
Dust Storms
Hydraulic Fracturing
Irrigation Canals and Ditches
Oil and Gas Fields
Sheep Ranching
Uranium Tailings
Water Wells
Windmills

Regardless of where you live, you will definitely want to visit this new neighborhood and learn about possible environmental health risks in this part of the country.

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