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Grand Canyon at risk as Arizona officials ask Trump to end uranium mining ban | Environment | The Guardian

"A coalition of influential officials in Arizona and Utah is urging the Trump administration to consider rolling back Obama-era environmental protections that ban new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.





They argue that the 20-year ban that came into effect in 2012 is unlawful and stifles economic opportunity in the mining industry. But supporters of the ban say new mining activity could increase the risk of uranium-contaminated water flowing into the canyon. Past mining in the region has left hundreds of polluted sites among Arizona’s Navajo population, leading to serious health consequences, including cancer and kidney failure...."



Grand Canyon at risk as Arizona officials ask Trump to end uranium mining ban | Environment | The Guardian

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