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The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a conservation package that includes a bill to ban new uranium mining claims on more than a million acres near Grand Canyon National Park. Proponents have long argued uranium extraction threatens the canyon’s watershed and environment along with the public health of the Navajo, Hopi and Havasupai tribes. Democratic Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva has spearheaded several attempts to make federal protections permanent near the park. He spoke with KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius about the newest bill and the legacy of uranium mining.


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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a conservation package called the Protecting America's Wilderness and Public Lands Act that includes a permanent ban on new uranium mining claims near Grand Canyon National Park.

Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

Arizona’s U.S. Senators have introduced a bill that would ban all new uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s the latest of several attempts to protect the area’s water and environment.


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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