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Energy Fuels is transporting excess water from Canyon Mine to its processing facility near Blanding, Utah. The Navajo Nation has laws forbidding transport of radioactive materials within its borders, but it has no jurisdiction over the state roads used by the company.

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"Almost drinkable:" Activists concerned with Canyon Mine's disposal of excess water, Energy Fuels says methods are safe

Although no uranium ore has been officially hauled out of Canyon Mine, conservation groups, as well as the Havasupai and Navajo tribes, recently reiterated their concerns about radioactive contamination after learning a wet winter left the mine facility water-logged.