Navajo UMTRA entered into Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to assist/participate in the remedial actions activities of four Navajo UMTRA sites pursuant to the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 (UMTRCA). These sites are located in Tuba City, AZ; Monument Valley, AZ; Mexican Hat, UT; and Shiprock, NM.

Navajo UMTRA provides oversight, monitoring and review of the remedial action work at these sites. BY 1994, all surface remediation which included disposal of residual radioactive materials and debris has been completed pursuant to US EPA cleanup standards and regulations. By 1999, subsurface remediation work commenced by completing site characterization, developing remedial action plans with conceptual models and designs, and monitoring ground water remediation activities at three sites: Mexican Hat site requires no further active ground water remediation.


Joni Nofchissey  -  Senior Environmental Specialist
Window Rock AML/UMTRA Department
3783 Window Rock Blvd
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Phone: (505)368-1220
Fax: (928)871-7190
Email: Joni Nofchissey



Mexican Hat UMTRA Site

Monument Valley UMTRA Site

Shiprock UMTRA Site

Tuba City UMTRA Site