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U.S. appeals court allows challenge of uranium mining at Canyon mine

U.S. appeals court allows challenge of uranium mining at Canyon mine near Grand Canyon in partial reversal of earlier decision: A federal appeals court said Thursday (2018, Oct. 25) that the Havasupai tribe and environmental advocates can challenge an existing uranium mine on land near the Grand Canyon where mining was recently banned.

The decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a partial reversal of its own December decision that said the Canyon Mine, approved in 1988, was grandfathered in and could not now be challenged. (Cronkite News Oct. 25, 2018)

Download court decision: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: Havasupai Tribe v. Heather Provencio, Case No. 15-15754 , Oct. 25, 2018 (137kB PDF)

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