Tribes, Enviros Fight Uranium Mining Near GCNP
May 31, 2013 3:57 p.m.
Mineral experts say the land surrounding the Grand Canyon contains some of the richest uranium ore deposits in the country. Countries like India and China are clamoring for the ore, as they expand their nuclear energy industries. Back in March Fronteras brought you a story about uranium mining from the industry’s perspective. But environmentalists and Indian tribes oppose mining near the canyon.