Saturday, February 07, 2009

Mohave County supervisors endorse uranium exploration, mining

Supervisors in Mohave County voted to support uranium mining in the Arizona Strip because it creates jobs, provides critical fuel for nuclear power plants, and will not affect the local groundwater aquifers or threaten the Grand Canyon as mining opponents claim, according to a report in the Mohave Daily News.

[right, upper figure is the Pigeon Mine during production, November 1989. The mine was located on the north side of Snake Gulch. Lower figure is the Pigeon Mine after reclamation, October 5, 1993. Credit, Natural Resources Impact]

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