Friday, March 11, 2011
Permits issued for 3 uranium mines in N. Arizona
The (Flagstaff) Daily Sun and other news outlets are reporting that the Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality issued three air and one aquifer permits today for 3 uranium mines in northern Arizona being developed by Denison Mines. Denison already operates the Arizona #1 mine in the region.
Neither the ADEQ or Denison web sites have any news on this. The Sun doesn't state the mine names but the 3 with permits filed with ADEQ are Canyon, Pinenut, and EZ mines [right, credit ADEQ]
Mining opponents were quick to issue scathing critiques of the decisions.
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