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Uranium Mine Expansion Near Bears Ears Monument Gets Pushback (1)

Aug. 15, 2018, 6:49 PMUpdated: Aug. 15, 2018, 8:07 PM

The battle over domestic uranium mining now includes a challenge to expansion of an existing mine near the Bears Ears National Monument.

If the challenge is successful, it could force the Bureau of Land Management to take a harder look at what the proposed expansion at the Daneros Mine would do to surface water and groundwater. That, in turn, could add several years to the project.

When it ruled in February that the mine expansion plan posed no significant impact, the BLM failed to analyze the possibility of a breach at a perched aquifer that sits ...