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Uranium Mine Gears Up Near Grand Canyon National Park

Closeup of Pinyon Plain Mine (formerly Canyon Mine) on the Kaibab National Forest. CREDIT: Bruce Gordon, EcoFlight


“It doesn’t matter what you call a uranium mine that transgresses the seeps, springs, and aquifers that supply water to the people, plants, and animals of the Grand Canyon; to protect them, the tragic legacy of uranium mining must not be repeated,” said David Spence, MD, board president of the Arizona Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. “Only Congress can protect against the future development of uranium mining in this sensitive region.”