Canyon Mine

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U.S. scientists studying the effects of uranium mining around the Grand Canyon say they are lacking information on whether the radioactive element is hurting plants, animals and a water source for more than 30 million people.

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today released two opinions affecting uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, one case was brought by the Havasupai Tribe and environmental groups, and the other by the National Mining Association. 


Melissa Sevigny

The Flagstaff City Council is considering a resolution to oppose uranium hauling through town. Local scientists say the health risks for those along the route are likely to be low. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


Blake McCord/Grand Canyon Trust

Flagstaff leaders are concerned about the safety of uranium that’ll soon be hauled from a mine near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the city council is considering a resolution to oppose trucking the ore through the area.