There is evidence to suggest that uranium spills from mining activities in the Grand Canyon have been ongoing and undetected for decades, according to a report in the Huffington Post.
The report noted that contaminated water from the Orphan uranium mine on the Grand Canyon's south rim is poisoning a spring-fed creek deep below the rim. It is alleged that the damage cannot be repaired.
Miners discovered on the Grand Canyon's north rim that more than two million gallons of highly contaminated groundwater had filled the deep shaft of the Pinenut uranium mine when they re-opened it in 2009.
The report also noted that: " On the surface, the mining company walked away from their mess and left the taxpayers with the $15 million clean-up bill."
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