The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded three major contracts for the cleanup of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. The projects are also designed to create jobs and benefit the tribe’s economy. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Former Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he opposes expanded uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


A 20-year mining ban in Oak Creek Canyon expired in May. U.S. Forest Service officials are in the process of renewing it, but for now it leaves the area open to potential mining claims. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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A federal judge has ruled against environmental groups and a tribe in their bid to keep a uranium mine south of the Grand Canyon from operating.


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A Trump administration panel is urging government intervention to rescue America's nuclear-fuel industries in a tough global marketplace.