ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Residents near Milan say there's been a cluster of cancer cases, and they're blaming an abandoned uranium mill.
The Albuquerque Journal reports residents in the community west of Grants say action is needed immediately.
They're demanding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency either move the waste from the abandon mill or relocate the owners of about 75 nearby homes.
It's been more than a decade since uranium ore was mined in New Mexico, but two foreign companies are looking to re-open another one this year near Grants.
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