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ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

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Radioactive Remains | The forgotten story of the Northwest's only uranium mines

Tribal member Harold Campbell "drove 35- and 65-tonners," huge ore trucks, up and down the walls of the Midnite Mine in the late 1970s making good money -- more than $13 an hour. The pit bottom is filled with toxic waters; the height from the top of the lip to below water is estimated to be 500 feet.