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Increasing demand for uranium in Western states

Renewed interest in nuclear power is creating an increased demand for uranium. “In the five Western states where uranium is mined in the U.S., 4,333 new claims were filed in 2004, according to the Interior Department; last year the number had swelled to 43,153.” The Grand Canyon, as well as some wilderness areas in Utah and Colorado might be part of this uranium mining boom. Read the article in the Los Angeles Times for more information.

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