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View south from Bright Angel Point on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

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Uranium mining threatens Grand Canyon, Red Butte

Hearings to be held July 22

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A public hearing will be held July 22 in Fredonia to consider whether a uranium mining company will be granted air and water permits to operate three uranium mines near the Grand Canyon. Members of the Havasupai Tribe are concerned because one of the proposed mines is near Red Butte, a sacred site. There is also outrage that the hearing is being held in Fredonia - an eight hour drive from Havasupai. How do YOU feel about this? Vote now in our online poll below.