Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Gov. Brewer supports uranium mining, more nuclear power
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer today called for more nuclear power in Arizona and supports mining of uranium to fuel them. Her remarks to a business group this morning are being widely reported in the news media, including the statement, ""And I strongly objected to a proposal by the United States Bureau of Land Management to withdraw uranium mining sites on federal lands," referring to the Sec. of Interiors 'segregation' of nearly 1 million acres of public lands, putting them off limits for 2 years to new exploration and claims in anticipation of a possible 20-year moratorium.
She's also reported as supporting the decision by the Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality to issue its permit for Denison's Arizona #1 uranium mine to begin operation in northern Arizona.
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