AiSC STI 04 Team Abstract

Team Number: Team Number One

Team Name: San Juan Sheilas

Area of Science: Environmental Science

Project Title: You Put What?? In My Water?



Clean water is essential to the health and welfare of a community. Many contaminants can be found in ground water and some of them can be very dangerous. It is important to know what contaminants are in your water for the safety of yourself, your children, and your community. Most of the uranium mining operations on the Navajo Nation Lands occurred during the Manhattan Project, which supported the nuclear weapons program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. These mines are now closed, but their effects are still visible in the area.
We plan to use ressearch provided by the EPA to study the effects that the abandoned uranium mines have on the surrounding areas to determine if there really is a health risk. We are also planning to use Starlogo to show the flow of the hazardous/radioactive materials through the groundwater.

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