Monday, June 28, 2010

Injunction denied against uranium mine

Catching up on the geo-news, I found a recent announcement from Denison Mines that the "United States District Court for the District of Arizona has denied a motion for a preliminary injunction filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Grand Canyon Trust, Sierra Club, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, and Havasupai Tribe (the “Plaintiffs”) to halt operations at Denison’s Arizona 1 mine."

"The Arizona 1 mine is an underground uranium mine located approximately 45 miles south west of Fredonia, Arizona. Ore production began in December 2009. The mine currently is projected to produce approximately 21,100 tons grading 0.49% U3O8 in 2010."

[right, isometric view of Arizona #1 grade-shell wireframes (looking north). Credit, Denison Mines]

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