Dec. 18 - Proposal To Reopen Mt. Taylor Uranium Mine Threatens Site Sacred To 30 Tribes & Pueblos
Uranium mine operator Rio Grande Resources, recently proposed to re-open the Mt. Taylor Mine in the village of San Mateo near Mt. Taylor. That Mountain is sacred to 30 Indian tribes and enjoys Traditional Cultural Property Status in the state of New Mexico. At a recent New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division hearing which we reported on here at KSFR, tribal governments were well represented. Today KSFR Reporter Ellen Berkovitch looks more in depth at some of the responses of those tribes to the possibility of the mine reopening.