Uranium http://kunm.org en EPA To Inspect Acoma Pueblo For Radioactive Materials http://kunm.org/post/epa-inspect-acoma-pueblo-radioactive-materials <p>The Environmental Protection Agency says they'll be inspecting properties on Acoma Pueblo in western New Mexico for radioactive materials. The assessment is one of numerous being conducted in the southwest, and in Indian Country.<br><br>Since 2009, the EPA says they've been doing structural assessments of properties near former uranium mills and mines, including the Navajo Nation, Laguna Pueblo and now Acoma Pueblo.<br> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 23:50:56 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 30293 at http://kunm.org Industry plans for uranium deconversion plant near Hobbs http://kunm.org/post/industry-plans-uranium-deconversion-plant-near-hobbs <p>On Thursday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will be hosting a public meeting about a proposed uranium deconversion plant near Hobbs, N.M.</p><p>In 2009, <a href="http://www.internationalisotopes.com/" target="_blank">International Isotopes </a>submitted an application to the NRC, which oversees the nation&rsquo;s nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities. At the proposed Fluorine Extraction Process and Depleted Uranium Deconversion Plant, depleted uranium hexafluoride will be &ldquo;deconverted&rdquo; into fluorine products for commercial sale.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 18:40:28 +0000 Laura Paskus 14744 at http://kunm.org Economics of Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon http://kunm.org/post/economics-uranium-mining-near-grand-canyon <p>In the last decade the price of uranium has shot up. Some of the richest uranium deposits just happen to be on land surrounding a national treasure &ndash; the Grand Canyon. A ban on new claims is set to expire next month (December), but as Laurel Morales reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Chaning America Desk</a>, that doesn&rsquo;t mean that it will.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 17:32:59 +0000 4480 at http://kunm.org Economics of Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon Ban on Uranium Mining Near GCNP Advances http://kunm.org/post/ban-uranium-mining-near-gcnp-advances <p>The Obama Administration released this week its plan to ban new uranium mining on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park for 20 years. But this may not be the end of the battle. For the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> Laurel Morales reports from Flagstaff.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:49:04 +0000 3166 at http://kunm.org Ban on Uranium Mining Near GCNP Advances EPA To Clean Up Uranium Mine on Navajo Nation http://kunm.org/post/epa-clean-uranium-mine-navajo-nation-0 <p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week plans to clean up the largest and highest priority uranium mine on the Navajo Nation.</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 18:07:00 +0000 2045 at http://kunm.org EPA To Clean Up Uranium Mine on Navajo Nation