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Advocates demand halt to uranium mine near the Grand Canyon via Salon

By Matthew Rozsa he Grand Canyon truly lives up to its name, being the largest canyon on Earth and one of the most popular national parks in America. But due to uranium mining in the area, some advocates are warning … Continue reading

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Two Southwest tribes raise concerns over uranium storage via High Country News

Tribal communities in Arizona and Utah face environmental problems connected to the same radioactive resource: uranium. In White Mesa, Utah, at America’s last uranium mill, a pool of toxic waste is emitting dangerous amounts of radon to the surrounding communities, … Continue reading

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Protect the Colorado Plateau from Uranium Poisoning via Grand Canyon Trust

Uranium mining and milling on the Colorado Plateau have left a toxic legacy. Today, you can help protect our communities, lands, and waters from toxic and radioactive uranium poisoning. Please raise your voice to protect the Grand Canyon and Colorado … Continue reading

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Why the President Must Ban Grand Canyon Uranium Mining via Huffington Post

Mark Udall Former U.S. Senator from Colorado; Board member, Grand Canyon Trust   Throughout my career in the private sector and politics, I’ve seen people fight consensus and wage unwinnable battles. If there’s one piece of advice I’ve given my … Continue reading

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Uranium-mine cleanup on Navajo Reservation could take 100 years via azcentral

CHURCH ROCK, N.M. — Twin plateaus of radioactive rock and dirt stand as monuments to the daunting and expensive cleanup ahead. The piles from two former uranium mines — Northeast Church Rock and Quivira — rose steadily on opposite sides … Continue reading

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Uranium Mines Dot Navajo Land, Neglected and Still Perilous via New York Times

CAMERON, Ariz. — In the summer of 2010, a Navajo cattle rancher named Larry Gordy stumbled upon an abandoned uranium mine in the middle of his grazing land and figured he had better call in the feds. Engineers from the … Continue reading

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Cultural park could become nuclear plant via Sedona Red Rock News

Sedona may soon be entering the nuclear age. The state of Arizona recently approached the city of Sedona and the property owners of the Sedona Cultural Park on the construction of small nuclear power plant at the site. The station … Continue reading

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Nuclear energy, at-risk populations part of unique study by doctoral grad via asu news

Who will suffer most if things go wrong with nuclear power? Dean Kyne answers the question with a first-of-its-kind dissertation on nuclear risks from an environmental justice perspective. Kyne graduates this May with a doctorate in environmental social science from … Continue reading

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NuScale Power’s Small Modular Reactor Chosen as Preferred Technology by Western Initiative for Nuclear via Enhanced Online News

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NuScale Power, LLC, announced today the launching of the Western Initiative for Nuclear (WIN) —a broad, multi-western state collaboration — to study the demonstration and deployment of a multi-module NuScale Small Modular Reactor (SMR) plant at a site … Continue reading

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Turning waste repositories into nuclear energy hubs via Nuclear Energy Insider

The search for final repository sites tends to focus on putting waste as far out of sight as possible. But there are sound arguments for turning a repository into a nuclear centrepiece. Dr Charles Forsberg probably knows as much about … Continue reading

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