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Ban on Russian uranium puts pressure on tribes in the Southwest

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The Pinyon Plain Mine near the Grand Canyon.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused ripple effects across the globe, including one that could be felt strongest in the Southwest. And it involves an element found underground.

Annette McGivney has written about this. She’s a journalist based here in Cortez and covers environmental and Native American issues for the Guardian. She spoke with KJZZ’s Mark Brodie.