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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…

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Nuclear power is fading worldwide

According to a report from Vox magazine, global use of nuclear power is decreasing since the Fukushima incident. Only 31 countries are still operating nuclear power plants.

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Toxik Legacy of Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon

Democracy Now: “A Slow Genocide of the People”: Uranium Mining Leaves Toxic Nuclear Legacy on Indigenous Land Grand Canyon is the site of a battle over toxic uranium mining. Last year, a company called Energy Fuels Resources was given federal approval to reopen a mine six miles from the Grand Canyon’s popular South Rim entrance.…

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One billion dollar settlement for Navajo uranium cleanup

As the Arizona Daily Star reports, the Navajo Nation has won a settlement of more than 1Billion US-dollars for cleaning up the abandoned uranium mines formerly owned by Anadarko Petroleum Corp. The settlement resolves a legal battle over Tronox Inc., a 2005 spinoff of Kerr-McGee Corp. Anadarko acquired Kerr-McGee in 2006.

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White Mesa Mill is being shut down for a year

The plans to shut down the White Mesa Mill in San Juan County, Utah, have received mixed responses by the locals. 200 people will lose their jobs over an idle phase of at least one year. But the Mill has been controversial since its beginning in 1980, due to violation of radon standards and contamination…

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Obama wants to decrease number of Nukes

“So long as nuclear weapons exist, we are not truly safe.” This bite from president Obamas speech in Germany is good news. If the number of nuclear weapons is reduced (perhaps, one day, to zero…), the world will find itself to be a step further from catastrophe. Be sure to read the CNN opinion piece…

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Uranium Mining ban near Grand Canyon stays intact

The Navajo Hopi Observer reports that the ban on uranium mining on 1 million acres of public land near Grand Canyon will be kept in place. Judge David Campbell rejected all claims to the contrary made by uranium mining firms on his decision on March 20th. The moratorium was put up in January 2012, to…

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