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Legislators blast decision to close lands to uranium mining

Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 5:00 am

NAVAJO COUNTY - U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), John Barrasso (R-WY) and Mike Lee (R-UT) and U.S. Congressmen Rob Bishop (UT-01), Jeff Flake (AZ-06), David Schweikert (AZ-05) and Ben Quayle (AZ-03) denounced the Obama Administration's decision announced by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to withdraw approximately 1 million acres of federal land in northern Arizona from uranium mining.

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  • cassie posted at 8:42 am on Tue, Jan 24, 2012.

    cassie Posts: 89

    Once again, AZ is under attack from the Obama administration. We've got to find a way to make sure we have a new President this year. Four more years will totally cripple our State and the nation as a whole!

  • DrNodstrom posted at 2:09 pm on Tue, Jan 24, 2012.

    DrNodstrom Posts: 154

    My word! Yes. By all means the mining of uranium is justified because it creates jobs. The mere fact that it adds toxic waste to all areas downwind is unimportant. It is also no big deal that the yellow cake left behind causes cancer of the breast, leukemia, lymphoma and thyroid.

    See the accompanying article by Reporter Mike Leiby in this same issue.

    Consider the importance of the uranium to the worlds weapons efforts in our never-ending zeal to wipe ourselves out.

    Should we be unwilling to stand up and develop cancer in order to do our part to help the economy? Be an American!

    Besides, at night it is nice to be able to see the carots and potatoes and squash grown locally because they glow in the dark.

  • Localrez posted at 2:56 pm on Tue, Jan 24, 2012.

    Localrez Posts: 414

    DrN. [thumbup]

  • Rick Slo Low posted at 4:24 pm on Tue, Jan 24, 2012.

    Rick Slo Low Posts: 1369

    Uranium mining has contributed greatly to the biological diversity found in Arixxxzona ,look at all the bigfoot sightings and not just at your local Walmart either.Uranium today Oncology tomorrow.


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