Friday, January 27, 2012

President Barack Obama Bans Grand Canyon Uranium Mining for 20 Years

President Barack Obama has banned uranium mining on 1 million acres of land around the Grand Canyon for the next 20 years, a large step toward preserving one of the largest natural wonders of the world. There are still roughly 3,200 mining claims around the canyon, and 11 uranium mines will still be used.

Read more at: The Guardian
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