Uranium Mining and the Grand Canyon

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Letter to be sent:

The area around the Grand Canyon is simply too precious to risk with uranium mining. Please stand up for Arizonans and assure permanent protections are in place for this iconic region.

The same unique hydrology and geology that created the majesty of the Grand Canyon make this area particularly vulnerable to mining. Water in this area is scarce and small seeps and streams that are not visibly connected on the surface provide conduits for contamination to locations far from the original source. Uranium mining in an area defined by these complexities poses a serious risk to wildlife, to the people who live in the region, as well as to the economic benefits from those who enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking and camping there.

It is concerning that the Nuclear Fuels Working Group, prompted by input from foreign-owned mining companies, recently recommended expanding access to uranium mining on federal lands like those around the Grand Canyon.

Please stand up Arizonans and for the Grand Canyon and by assuring permanent protection from uranium mining around the Grand Canyon.

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