Priligy online now, save money

New Uranium Mines Banned from Grand Canyon Area for 20 Years

The Obama administration has officially banned any new uranium mines in the land adjacent to original brand cialis the where to purchase cialis is singapore Grand Canyon for the next 20 years.  During the Bush presidency, mining companies filed thousands of buy tramadol online without a script new land claims in northern Arizona near the national park.  In 2009, Secretary Salazar ordered a temporary ban on look here info cialis any new claims, but now those lands are safe for at least 20 years.

The ban protects one million acres of land surrounding the Grand Canyon from new mining claims, but the 3,200 existing mines will not be affected and cod tramadol 180 11 new mines already under construction will be allowed to continue to develop.

Although this ban seems like a no-brainer, there was a decent amount of opposition since the price for uranium is high and the area is rich in uranium deposits.  This ban doesn't just protect the beauty of the place, but more importantly the health of the ecosystems and millions of people who live within the Colorado River Basin.  At least one creek in the park has been found to be contaminated by uranium and high levels of arsenic have been found in the area from old mining operations.

via The Guardian

Image via Luca Galuzzi


Hits: 10722
Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment

security code
Write the displayed characters


Are you an EcoGeek?

We've got to keep 7 billion people happy without destroying our planet. It's the biggest challenge we've ever faced....but we're taking it on. Are you with us?

The Most Popular Articles