How long will the ban on uranium mining near the Grand Canyon last?



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    In July of this year Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar decided to withdraw from new mining claims nearly one million acres of land near the Grand Canyon, for a period of two years. During these two years the Department of the Interior will decide whether to withdraw the land from new claims for an additional 20 years. However, this ruling has no effect on ongoing mining operations or future operations on pre-existing claims.

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