MASE Core Groups

Bluewater Valley Downstream Alliance (BVDA) is a grassroots group made up largely of residents and property owners directly affected by groundwater pollution and radiation releases form the Homestake/Barrick Gold Mining Company uranium mill and tailings pile near Milan, NM and by the historic discharges of mining and milling waste from dozens of mines and two other uranium mills in the Ambrosia Lake Mining District northwest of Grants, NM.

Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining (ENDAUM) is a grassroots group opposing conEastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Miningstruction of the Crownpoint Uranium Project, a uranium in situ leach (ISL) mining operation proposed for two sites in Churchrock Chapter and two in Crownpoint Chapter of the Navajo Nation.

Laguna-Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment (LACSE) is a grassroots group of residents of Laguna and Acoma pueblos dedicated to assessing community and environmental health from impacts of past uranium development and protecting sacred cultural sites and areas, including Mt. Taylor, a mountain sacred to Indigenous peoples of New Mexico.

Post-71 Uranium Workers Committee (Post ’71) is a group of former uranium miners , millers, ore haulers, and drillers who aim to document health conditions among people who worked in the uranium industry after 1971 and to secure compensation for post 1971 uranium workers under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) as amended.

Red Water Pond Road Community Association (RWPRCA) is a grassroots organization of Diné families who have experienced and lived with the impacts of uranium mining and milling in the Church Rock mining area since the 1960s. Our mission is to restore the land and water contaminated by uranium mining, improve the health of community members, and protect and preserve the natural and cultural environment in which we live. RWPRCA is a nonprofit organization recognized under Navajo Nation laws including Fundamental Laws of the Diné, Title 1, Chapter 2.