NPS report outlines possible impacts to Grand Canyon from uranium mining

Since Secretary Salazar announced the temporary withdrawal of approximately one million acres of land adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park from mineral development, several hearings and studies have been conducted attempting to learn what, if any, negative impacts for the Grand Canyon might be anticipated if uranium mining is allowed to go forward.

Through a FOIA request, the Grand Canyon Trust obtained a report done by the National Park Service (NPS) that assesses potential impacts to wildlife resources in the Grand Canyon from uranium mining.   The NPS report enumerates dozens of concerns about potential risks to Grand Canyon resources if new uranium mining and associated road building is allowed in the region.

To view the NPS report click here.

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