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Low uranium prices make it difficult to justify operating the Canyon Mine, which opened in 1986 but has produced no ore.

The U.S. imports most of the uranium it uses because it’s cheaper to buy from other countries. The Trump administration wants to change that and is looking into creating quotas on domestic use. This could affect the temporary ban now in place on uranium mining in and around Grand Canyon. Read more»

The dormant Canyon Mine in the Kaibab National Forest south of the Grand Canyon was dug in the 1980s to remove uranium.

Conservation groups celebrated a federal judge’s ruling that denied a motion to overturn the Obama administration’s ban on uranium mining on 1 million acres of public land near the Grand Canyon. Read more»