National Park Service

Students at Havasupai Elementary School in the bottom of the Grand Canyon have prepared handwritten letters to Donald Trump expressing concern about the fact that he may lift a ban on uranium-mining in the greater Grand Canyon area.

Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded an $85 million contract for an initial assessment of 30 abandoned uranium mines on and near the Navajo Nation.

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A federal judge has dismissed all claims made by an environmental group against the White Mesa uranium mill near Blanding, Utah.

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The White Mesa Uranium mill, located between Blanding, UT and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal community of White Mesa, is the only fully-operational uranium mill in the country. It takes materials captured from the mining of uranium, including ore, tailings, and waste, and processes those materials to either store or sell as uranium for weapons or energy.

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An Indigenous-led advocacy group called “haul no” is touring the Navajo Nation and surrounding towns to organize against the transport of uranium mining materials on the reservation.