FALLOUT: Sick with Cancer, But Still Drinking From a Uranium-Contaminated Well
"I said, 'it can't be; that's good water."
Rolanda Tahani has been drinking water from a well behind her house for decades. Only recently was she informed that it had been contaminated with uranium since the 1970s. Her mysterious health problems ó cancers and debilitating infections ó finally make sense. But Tahani still has no relief, as she continues to consume the water: Itís her only source, she says.
This story is adapted from Forgotten People, a project of the Reporting the Nation program of New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Institute. See the full project at Pavement Pieces.