Uranium Mining at Grand Canyon Havasupai Sacred Site & Diné Communities Face Imminent Threat

It’s a shocking state of affairs. I’ve had strong adverse views on the use of uranium for as long as I can remember. In my home state of South Australia, the government is trying to open a nuclear waste dump on Traditional lands in the North of the State despite community protests. Greed must not succeed!

2012 The Awakening

Grand Canyon, AZ — On October 13, 2016, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)  issued three controversial air quality permits for uranium mines near the Grand Canyon. The uranium mining will desecrate sacred sites and further contaminate communities that have already been plagued by decades of toxic abandoned uranium mines.

“Mother Earth is very precious, every living thing depends on her,” said Cameron Chapter president Milton Tso, “Uranium belongs to our mother, it belongs to her and that’s where it should stay. You’re going to have a battle, I guarantee that you’re going to have a battle from me and from everybody else if this stuff starts going towards our way.”

“We are very upset that ADEQ approved the air quality permits.” stated Havasupai council member Carletta Tilousi, “Even though we stood firm on protecting the lands and sacred areas, again…

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