Flagstaff council pursues anti-uranium hauling resolution, despite legal opinion

The Canyon Uranium Mine near Tusayan./File photo courtesy of Robert Tohe

By Emery Cowan and Corina Vanek | Arizona Daily Sun

Despite having no authority to regulate the transportation of hazardous materials and scientific consensus that the public health risks are low, the Flagstaff City Council is moving forward with a resolution against the hauling of uranium through the city.

Related:Local scientists: Public health risks from uranium trucks low

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The action came in response to a citizen petition with close to 150 signatures that asked the council to consider a resolution opposing the transport of uranium ore from Canyon Mine south of Tusayan to White Mesa Mill near Blanding, Utah, and to explore the creation of an ordinance opposing the transport of uranium ore on Flagstaff roadways.

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