10th Circ. Affirms NM Uranium Mining Permit

Law360, New York (March 8, 2010, 7:06 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's decision to issue a permit to Hydro Resources Inc. to conduct in situ leach mining for uranium on four sites in northwest New Mexico near a Navajo Indian reservation.

In an opinion penned by Judge David M. Ebel, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied a petition for review and upheld the NRC’s licensing decision in all respects for uranium mining on the sites, which are located near Church Rock, N.M....
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