Mount Taylor Uranium Mining

Mount Taylor Uranium Mining

Mount Taylor Uranium Mining

Mount Taylor has been listed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America's eleven most endangered historic places

The underground mine, formerly owned by Chevron, produced uranium ore from 1979 to 1982 and from 1985 to 1989 before being shut down in January 1990 because of the depressed uranium market. General Atomics Corp., of which Rio Grande Resources is a subsidiary, bought it in 1991. The mine has been inactive and polluting the surrounding environment for the last 25 years. It has been on “standby” status for the last 15 years. The law doesn’t require mines to remediate while on standby status, and the mine’s standby renewals have run out, so the application for active status may just be another way to avoid cleanup.

Corporate interest: The currently proposed mine is owned by Rio Grande Resources, a subsidiary of General Atomics Corporation. The Mount Taylor mine was previously a conventional mining operation and is planned to operate as a conventional mine in the future.

Info:  https://www.earthworksaction.org/voices/detail/mount_taylor#.WDvZ0KIrKRt

Info:  http://www.riograndesierraclub.org/new-uranium-mine-threat-to-mount-taylor/

It is sacred to many tribes, including the Navajo Nation, the Hopi, the Zuni, and the nearby Laguna and Acoma Pueblos. Mount Taylor is rooted in the history and traditions of many of these tribes

 

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