Canyon Mine

Morning Rundown: Tuesday, Aug. 10

Aug 10, 2021

It's Tuesday, Aug. 10. The Dept. of Health Services reported 2,582 COVID-19 cases statewide this morning, along with 12 related deaths. The state has documented more than 2,000 daily cases every day for the past week. 

Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

Conservation groups are urging Arizona regulators to deny a key permit for a uranium mine near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. They say it threatens the area’s environment and tribal water resources. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

Arizona Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva has reintroduced a bill that would ban uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. It’s the latest attempt to make permanent an Obama-era moratorium. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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State environmental regulators will require owners of a uranium mine near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to apply for more stringent water protection permit that will likely allow additional oversight. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

  

Blake McCord

The Flagstaff City Council has again affirmed its opposition to uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. Members passed a resolution last week supporting a federal bill to permanently ban new claims on a million acres. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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