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Uranium mining again threatening Southern Utah’s land and water

Uranium Mining in Southern Utah — Again? Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, 14  Feb 14, Scarred landscapes, contaminated water, and deadly gases are current reminders of the historic uranium mining and milling operations in southeastern Utah.  Now a Canadian mining corporation, Energy Fuels, is proposing to significantly expand its overall mining operation to increase ore production at its Daneros uranium mine in southeastern Utah. The Daneros uranium mine, located in the heart of the Colorado Plateau, is surrounded by large expanses of spectacular wild lands.

Located five miles west of Natural Bridges National Monument, the uranium mine expansion is also near Cedar Mesa’s Grand Gulch, the Dark Canyon Wilderness Area, and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area’s Lake Powell.  These are areas enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of visitors from Utah and around the world, many of whom spend time camping, hiking, and enjoying scenic tours on the public lands surrounding the proposed mine site. Tell the BLM to protect the clean air, scarce water resources, dark night skies, and wilderness-caliber lands rather than approving more speculative and pollution-generating uranium mining. – See more at: http://www.suwa.org/2014/02/14/uranium-mining-in-southern-utah-again/#sthash.xD1anqHa.dpuf

February 21, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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