Uranium mining is a very hot potato in the Grand Canyon at the moment.[url]http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/search/index.html?siteurl=www.biologicaldiversity.org%2Fabout%2Fstaff%2F&sa.x=39&sa.y=34&sa=Search&cx=006464995654994533830%3Ar7roh49uarm&cof=FORID%3A11&redirect=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.biologicaldiversity.org%2Fsearch%2Findex.html&q=uranium+mining#922[/url] />The Orphan uranium mine on Grand Canyon's south rim, abandoned in 1969, still leaches polluted water into Horn Creek. It contains uranium at levels 10 times as high as those considered acceptable in US drinking water.Some info and photos:[url]http://www.grandcanyontreks.org/orphan.htm[/url]
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