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Excess water containing dissolved uranium is being sprayed into the air in an attempt to evaporate the water. A wet winter has caused the mine to fill with water beyond the capacity of its holding tanks.

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In an announcement Nov. 1, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) took the first step toward eliminating the ban on new uranium mining leases near Grand Canyon National Park.

By Erin Ford November 7, 2017
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Although no uranium ore has been officially hauled out of Canyon Mine, conservation groups, as well as the Havasupai and Navajo tribes, recently reiterated their concerns about radioactive contamination after learning a wet winter left the mine facility water-logged.

By Erin Ford March 28, 2017