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The Canyon Mine in the Kaibab National Forest south of the Grand Canyon, opened in the 1980s, is shown from the air. Photo by Tara Alatorre

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Attorneys spar over withdrawing Grand Canyon-area land from uranium mining

PHOENIX - The U.S. Interior Department's decision to withdraw 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon from new uranium-mining claims for 20 years will protect cultural resources, water and the environment, an attorney representing the Havasupai Tribe and environmental groups said Sept. 9