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BRECCIA PIPE URANIUM MINING IN NORTH AZ

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Product Number: 247659
Series: FS-2010-3050
Scale: NO SCALE
Alternate ID: FS-2010-3050
Authors: ANDREA E ALPINE
Version Date: 01/01/2010
Regions: AZ
Countries: USA
Media: Paper
Format: Flat
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Description: About 1 million acres of Federal land in the Grand Canyon region of Arizona were temporarily withdrawn from new mining claims in July 2009 by the Secretary of the Interior because of concern that increased uranium mining could have negative impacts on the land, water, people, and wildlife. During a 2-year interval, a Federal team led by the Bureau of Land Management is evaluating the effects of withdrawing these lands for extended periods. As part of this team, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted a series of short-term studies to examine the historical effects of breccia-pipe uranium mining in the region. The USGS studies provide estimates of uranium resources affected by the possible land withdrawal, examine the effects of previous breccia-pipe mining, summarize water-chemistry data for streams and springs, and investigate potential biological pathways of exposure to uranium and associated contaminants. This fact sheet summarizes results through December 2009 and outlines further research needs.
Survey Date: 2010
Height In Inches: 11.000
Two Sided: Yes
Pieces: 1
Languages: English
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