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Conservationists have asked state officials to deny air-pollution permits for three uranium mines near the Grand Canyon. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the groups say the mines threaten public health and the environment. 


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One of the nation's largest American Indian tribes is the latest entity to pursue legal action against the federal government over a massive mine waste spill that tainted rivers in three Western states.

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The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has released draft air-pollution-permit renewals for three uranium mines near the Grand Canyon. The agency halted the renewals last year after heightened uranium levels were found in soil. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the Inspector General is conducting a criminal investigation into last summer’s Gold King Mine spill in Colorado. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the agency wants to determine if anyone involved in the spill violated federal law. 


Arizona, New Mexico and the Navajo Nation will share in millions of dollars being doled out by the federal government as part of an effort to curb mine-related accidents and illnesses.

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