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20-Year Ban On Uranium Mining Near The Grand Canyon

By Rebecca Leber  

"20-Year Ban On Uranium Mining Near The Grand Canyon"

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is expected to announce a 20-year moratorium on uranium mining in the Grand Canyon region on Monday. The ban has been under consideration for two years, with evidence showing the mining contaminates drinking water. Last year, the most anti-environment House of Representatives attempted to permit uranium mining to overrun the Grand Canyon region, after a 2009 suspension from the Department of Interior.

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