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: 14500 People by June 1, 2012




Support To-Date: 14247 People (January 15th)




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FAQ 7 - Is it not useless to try to stop uranium mining? Print

It is never useless to voice our opinions and take action to protect our health, safety, property, and economy. These are our rights as United States citizens.

Communities have worked together in other places to stop uranium projects. Citizen opposition stopped proposed uranium mining in the Black Hills of South Dakota in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Four proposed in situ leach mines proposed in the early 1990s in New Mexico are still not operating. And other projects are stalled because of citizen opposition. The price of uranium has dropped by 41% over the last year, partly because investors have realized that companies will not be able to just waltz in and mine where they please.

Uranium mining has been prohibited in a number of areas, some of them with large uranium deposits. These include the State of Virginia, the Navajo Nation, several Australian states, five Canadian provinces, Denmark, Ireland, and Greenland. While these prohibitions are government actions, they are the result of citizens who said “No” to uranium activity.

 




        
 

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