06 Jan '12, 7pm

U.S. to Ban New Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is expected to announce on Monday that he has approved a 20-year moratorium on new uranium mining claims in a million-acre buffer zone around the Grand Canyon. The decision, which has been under consideration for nearly two years, would allow a small number of existing uranium and other hard rock mining operations in the region to continue while barring the new claims. In 2009 Mr. Salazar suspended new uranium claims on public lands surrounding the Grand Canyon for two years, overturning a Bush administration policy that encouraged thousands of new claims when the price of uranium soared in 2006 and 2007. Many of the stakeholders are foreign interests, including Rosatom , Russia’s state atomic energy corporation. The Interior Department took public comment and prepared an environmental impact statement before deciding to extend the moratorium...

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Salazar Signs Grand Canyon Mining Ban

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