Moab-Based Groups File Lawsuit to Stop Uranium Exploration Near La Sal

Three Moab-based conservation groups have filed a lawsuit to halt uranium exploration and the construction of radon vent holes in Manti-La Sal National Forest near La Sal.

The groups – Uranium Watch, the Center for Water Advocacy, and Living Rivers – filed the action in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City on July 29, challenging a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow the drilling of 16 exploration drill holes and two radon vent holes as part of an expansion of the Pandora Uranium Mine.

The suit says the Forest Service gave Denver-based Denison Mines Corp. (USA) approval for the drilling operations as part of an expansion of its Pandora mine complex without completing a full environmental analysis.

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