Stories tagged: "uranium mining"


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Biden Firm on Uranium-Mining Ban Around ‘Jewel’ of the Grand Canyon

Biden said the country should instead be focusing on developing clean energy. For four years, the Trump administration took steps to boost uranium mining for what it called national security reasons, a move environmentalists saw as an attempt to open the door to mining near the Grand Canyon. President-elect Joe Biden may be ready to...

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No Longer Forgotten: EPA Announces Plans to Clean Abandoned Mines in Arizona

The agency's west coast office will focus on tracking and cleaning up abandoned mines, a particular problem in Arizona's history of uranium excavation.

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Radiation Victim Urges Arizona to Oppose Uranium Mining

After months of silence, conservationists and victims of uranium radiation renew calls for Sen. Martha McSally to support mining ban around Grand Canyon.